Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Resolution of the Licensing Sub-Committee re 562 Mile End Road

MERA has now received the statement made by the Chairman of Tower Hamlets Council's Licensing Sub-Committee at the end of the Hearing which reviewed the Premises Licence for 562 Mile End Road.

The people referenced in the statement are:
  • Licensee of 562 Mile End Road, London E3 4PH - Benn Wilson
  • General Manager of Boheme London - Dante Williams
  • young man who was fatally stabbed on the premises - Kelvin Easton
4.1 – Boheme, 561a Mile End Road, London E3 4PH

Members listened carefully to both sides and on balance Members found that on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2011 the club was in breach of its licensing conditions 9, 10 and 13. Members accepted the police evidence that the security protocol that night might not have operated in accordance with the licence conditions.

It was noted that Mr Wilson admitted that on the night the club operated in breach of condition 5 (CCTV cameras) and condition 11 (last entry time). Members accepted the police evidence that Mr Dante Williams, General Manager, was unaware of the licensing conditions and on balance Members accepted what the interested parties said in relation to the nuisance created by the club.

It was noted that on 26
th & 27th March 2011 a young man was fatally stabbed on the premises by a knife. In view of Mr Wilson and Mr Williams admitted roles in the police investigation Members were unable to accept that Mr Wilson would honour the existing licensing conditions in the future. Therefore there were no additional conditions that were considered appropriate to promote the licensing objectives. Therefore the licence for Boheme was revoked because the club had failed to promote the prevention of crime and disorder, prevention of public nuisance and public safety.

That the licence for Boheme, 561a Mile End Road, London E3 4PH be Revoked.
The Licensing Sub-Committee comprised:  Councillor Kabir Ahmed, Councillor Zara Davisand Councillor David Snowdon (Chair)


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