Licensing breach comes at a price

A Hackney licencee has paid a hefty price for breaking licenseing law, following a prosecution brought by Hackney Council s Licensing Enforcement Team.

On 28 April 2010, Mr Dervish Chaglar of "The Doors" 217-219 City Road, EC1V 1JN, attended Thames Magistrates Court in Bow and pleaded guilty to the offences of allowing unlicensed alcohol sales and holding unlicensed regulated entertainment at the bar on 28 February 2009.

Steve Douglas, Hackney Council’s Corporate Director for Neighbourhoods & Regeneration said: "To sell alcohol and run entertainment such as live bands and DJs, you need an appropriate licence. Those attempting to ignore licensing law will find themselves facing substantial financial penalties."

Mr Dervish was fined £665 for each offence and told to pay £1023 in costs. A £15 victim surcharge was also imposed, making a total of £2368

The Doors subsequently became licensed to sell alcohol and have regulated entertainment (13 July 2009).