March 23, 2018 5.49 pm This story is over 45 months old

Not the ‘Best’: Grantham takeaway loses alcohol licence

There is an ongoing criminal investigation.

A Grantham takeaway has had its alcohol licence revoked by the council and must stop trading at 11pm each day after a criminal incident.

Lincolnshire Police are unable to give any further details about the incident as the criminal investigation is ongoing.

The Alcohol Licensing Team from Lincolnshire Police submitted paperwork for a Licence Review Hearing after the incident at Best Kebab on London Road in Grantham.

After hearing all the evidence on Friday, March 23, the South Kesteven District Council licensing sub-committee agreed with police that the behaviour of the owner and two staff members was well below the standard expected.

The committee believed the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and public safety were being undermined so chose to revoke the takeaway’s licence.

There is a 21 day appeal process and if no appeal is submitted the revocation comes into action.

Sergeant Kim Enderby from the Alcohol Licensing Team said: “The incident that took place at the takeaway is still subject to an ongoing criminal investigation, so I cannot go into all the details at this time.

“The decision of South Kesteven’s licensing sub-committee sends a robust message to all licence holders that they must actively look to promote the licensing objectives or ultimately could face the loss of their licence.

“We remain committed to the disruption, investigation and prosecution of all criminal behaviour being conducted on or linked to our Licensed Premises.”

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