Trading standards monthly news

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November 2018

Licence suspended

The licensing sub-committee considered a review application by trading standards for Half Moon Food and Wine, 14 Half Moon Lane, SE24 9HU. This followed allegations from the Police and public about underage sales from the premises and two trading standards underage test purchases, one for alcohol in December 2017 and one for tobacco in March 2018. Other representations were also heard and it was decided to suspend the licence for five days and impose additional conditions to the premises licence. These included conditions relating to CCTV installation and adopting a Challenge 25 policy for age restricted products. The decision does not take effect until the expiry of a 21 day appeal period or any such appeal is heard.

Licence application refused

An application for a premises licence for KG2P Convenience Store, 2 Northchurch, Dawes Street, SE17 2AQ was refused following representation by responsible authorities including trading standards, public health, police and licensing. The Licensing sub-committee heard that earlier this year trading standards had instigated a premises licence review which saw the licence being revoked on 23 April 2018. Since that time, there had been no change of ownership of the business and there were further concerns that the premises had subsequently sold alcohol without a licence. It was concluded that the premises had continued to be run in a similar fashion, with numerous licensing offences being committed, and therefore the sub-committee was of the view that the applicant was not a fit and proper person to hold a premises licence and refused the application.

Two committals to Crown Court

Two defendants attended Camberwell Green Magistrates court after being summonsed over alleged money laundering offences following a £72,000 rogue trading roofing fraud that took place in 2017 in Grange Walk SE1. Both parties entered not guilty pleas and the matters were remitted to the Inner London Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

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