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Unlicensed premises in Camberley found selling alcohol

News   •   Apr 26, 2019 10:15 BST

The owner of a restaurant in Camberley has been reported for the unauthorised selling of alcohol following a licensing interview at Surrey Heath Borough Council on Wednesday (April 24).

On Tuesday, April 23, a plain clothed police officer went to The Saffron Cuisine Indian restaurant on Berkshire Road, Camberley and was sold a pint of beer.

Surrey Police Licensing Enforcement Officer, Rab Carnie, visited with this evidence, spoke to the manager and discovered that the restaurant did not have a premises licence.

At yesterday’s interview, the owner of the restaurant stated it was an error on his part as he believed the previous licence was still in force. The restaurant will not be able to sell alcohol until it has applied for a valid licence.

Camberley neighbourhood Inspector Bob Darkens said: “This operation was part of an ongoing safer neighbourhood team commitment.

“All owners of premises that sell alcohol must realise that it is their responsibility to ensure that they are lawfully authorised to sell alcohol and anyone who fails to abide by the licensing laws may find themselves being prosecuted and put before the courts.”