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Troubled times for shop with ‘blatant disregard’ for law

Troubled times for shop with ‘blatant disregard’ for law

Grimsby shop which was caught selling alcohol to underage customers, and where a member of staff hit a customer over the head with a hammer has had its license revoked.

The owners, Mr and Mrs Rameshkumar, are also reported to have kept a Samurai sword behind the counter.

A hearing was held at Grimsby Town Hall today, Friday 11 November, following an application by the Chief Constable of Humberside Police to review and request the revocation of the licence of Cartergate News and Wine following a number of “serious concerns” relating to crime and disorder, the protection of children from harm and public safety.

The couple are said to have breached conditions placed on the licence on several occasions.

Announcing the decision today Councillor David Hasthorpe said: “We have taken into account the troubled past and multiple breaches of the licence conditions as outlined by Humberside Police.

“This sub-committee has a duty to deal with the here and now and to protect and reassure the local community.

“There are clear admissions of breaches of conditions, which is a blatant disregard for the licensing objectives. The premises licence holder has the ultimate responsibility for the running of this business and this sub-committee is not assured that this can happen safely moving forward.

“This sub-committee has decided that revocation is the only reasonable and proportionate option today.”

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