The owner of a Chasetown bar has been fined £1,575 for flouting the conditions of his licence to sell alcohol. Greville Boot, 50, runs Chasetown Leisure – a gym/bar formerly known as Muscle Beach – on Chasetown High Street. He was fined by magistrates at Burton on July 14 for two breaches of licence conditions – failure to have CCTV in operation and that a Personal Licence Holder was not present when alcohol was supplied. The breaches were discovered by police officers in a visit to the premises on February 18. Inspector Ashley Farrington, head of Staffordshire Police’s Licensing Unit, said:
“This fine sends out a very clear message that having a licence to sell alcohol is a serious responsibility. Failure to comply with licensing conditions will not be tolerated. “We are committed to reducing violence and anti-social behaviour in local communities through increased visits to licensed premises. Violent crime with injury fell by 24 per cent in Staffordshire between April and June 2011, compared to the same period in 2010, and we’re determined to see this reduction continue.”

Ross

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