Fine for Burnley takeaway which stayed open too late

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A Burnley takeaway has been fined for operating without a late-night licence.

Samino’s, in Nairne Street, Burnley, was observed by council officers open for business after 11pm on numerous occasions and ignored advice from the council to close on time or get licensed.

Business owner Naeem Chaudhry admittedbreaching licensing regulations at Burnley Magistrates’ Court. He received a £525 fine and was ordered to pay £200 in costs.

Council licensing officer John Yardley said: “The vast majority of our late-night takeaways are licensed, in this case we wrote to Mr Chaudhry on two occasions informing him of the law and offering advice on how to apply for a licence.

“Unfortunately he fell foul of the law by not complying with requests. The Licensing Act gives the council powers to regulate takeaway businesses and allow them to operate within agreed hours. Takeaways can impact on the quality of life for persons living nearby.

“We will continue to monitor late night premises which choose to remain open without a licence.”