Takeaway boss fined by court

A MAN who broke the rules while running a takeaway in South Normanton has been fined by magistrates.

Tabarak Mehmood was granted permission by Bolsover District Council last year to extend the opening hours of Royal Takeaway in Market Place.

His licence included a condition CCTV was operating on the premises and a copy of his licence was on display on the premises.

Magistrates at Chesterfield were told police attended an incident outside the shop on February 10 and were told by staff that CCTV wasn’t working at the time.

“On 8th March a further visit was carried out by two officers who found the CCTV wasn’t working. They were told by members of staff that it hadn’t been working for seven months,” said Sarah Haslam, prosecuting.

Mehmood, 35, of Breedon Avenue, Littleover, Derby, admitted licence breaches on 8th March and was fined £415, with £85 costs. He had no previous convictions.

He told the court, via an interpreter, that he could not read and understand the licence properly.

He said he sold the shop three weeks ago for £10,000 and he had received a down payment of £2,000.