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Leeds raid results in discover of illegal door supervision

Security Industry Authority : 18 July, 2013  (Company News)
The SIA has discovered illegal door supervision in the northern UK city of Leeds with the support of local police
Leeds raid results in discover of illegal door supervision

A door supervisor was found working illegally following checks at licensed premises in Leeds city centre on Friday 12th July.

West Yorkshire Police led the operation with support from Security Industry Authority investigators and officers from Leeds City Council Licensing Team.

The multi-agency operation was conducted to ensure that door supervisors were working legally by holding a valid SIA licence, and to ensure that operatives were adhering to licence conditions.

In total, 12 licensed premises and 21 door supervisors were checked. One individual was found working with an expired SIA licence; enquiries into this offence are on-going. A further warning was issued to a door supervisor for not properly displaying his licence.

Additional intelligence was gathered on a door supervisor working without a valid SIA licence, an investigation is pending.

SIA Head of Investigation Nigel Davies said: “The SIA is always pleased to be part of these multi-agency operations. It is important that the strong partnership relationship between the SIA, WYP and LCC is maintained for the safety of the public.”

Head of the City Neighbourhood Policing Team, Inspector Richard Clarke said: “Ensuring that licensees and door staff are complying with SIA laws is an important part of our work to keep people safe in the city’s night time economy. We will continue to work closely alongside the SIA to conduct similar operations in the future.”

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