requested a review of the Premises Licence European Food, 43 Wide
Bargate, Boston on 18 November 2019. No
representations in respect of the review were received. The Licence holder and Designated Premises
Supervisor is Mrs Nawal Ahmd.
Policy and Guidance:
In reaching its
decision the Sub-Committee has considered the statutory guidance
issued under section 182 of Licensing Act 2003 and Boston Borough
Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.
Objectives: The Sub-Committee has found that the licensing objectives of
crime and disorder and public safety are relevant to this
Decision and Reasons:
has read and heard all of the information before them.
The Sub Committee
is aware of and has taken into account any implications that may
arise from the Human Rights Act 1998.
in reaching its decision has had due regard for its public sector
equality duty under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 and
consider that in reaching their decision today, that they have had
due regard for the duty placed upon them by s.149.
has heard from the Licensing & Land Charges Manager,
Lincolnshire Police, Mrs Ahmd and Mr Hatemi.
In reaching their
decision the sub-committee has had due regard for all that they
have read and heard, along with the Licensing Act 2003, s.182
statutory guidance, the licensing objectives and Boston Borough
Council’s Licensing Policy.
received information from Lincolnshire Police in relation to Mr
Hatemi’s relationship with Mr Abdullah and Mr Karim. The
police provided details of Mr Hatemi’s links with Mr Abdullah
and Mr Karim who are suspected of having links with criminal
activity. Mr Hatemi himself had previously been found to be working
in a premises where illegal cigarettes were found. Mr Hatemi was
also working illegally at the premises at that time.
May 2019 the police attended 43 Wide Bargate where a person was
working illegally. When asked to call his boss the worker contacted
Mr Hatemi. Mr Karim and later Mr Abdullah attended the premises.
Mrs Ahmd and Mr Hatemi subsequently bought the premises from Mr
Abdullah. Additionally in relation to an incident on
18th March 2019 the police provided evidence of 28 High
Street which is owned by Mr Abdullah but contact details were given
for Mr Hatemi. The sub-committee note that Mr Hatemi had previously
stated he only knew Mr Abdullah through purchasing a business from
him however he has subsequently confirmed he knows him by assisting
him with translations and the setting up of a Facebook page and
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