Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds
Contact: Governance Services Copies of the full report with appendices are available on request from the clerk. For details of the new premises licence please contact Entertainment Licensing on 0113 378 5029 after the hearing.
Election of the Chair
RESOLVED – That Councillor Selby be elected as Chair for the hearing.
Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.
There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.
To receive and consider the attached report of the Head of Elections, Licensing and Registration for the review of a Premises Licence – Interim Steps Hearing for One Fusion Restaurant , First Floor, 58 Roseville Road, Leeds, LS8 5DR.
The report of the Head of Elections, Licensing and Registration advised the Sub-Committee that West Yorkshire Police had served an application under Section 53 A of the Licensing Act 2003, for the Summary Review of the Premises Licence held at One Fusion Restaurant, First Floor, 58 Roseville Road, Leeds, LS8 5DR due to serious crime and disorder.
The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an interim steps hearing pending the summary review and consideration should be given to the following:
· The modifications of the conditions of the Premises Licence.
· The exclusion of the sale of alcohol by retail from the scope of the Licence.
· The removal of the Designated Premises Supervisor from the Licence.
· The suspension of the Licence.
The West Yorkshire Police Representative was invited to address the Sub-Committee. A suspension of the licence was requested due to the severity of two unconnected incidents that had been linked to the premises in the previous week.
The Sub-Committee was given a brief history of licensable activities that had taken place at the premises since 2013 and occurrences when there had been breaches of the licence. Breaches had included operation beyond the permitted hours, failure to comply with restaurant conditions, failure to provide CCTV records and the permitted smoking of shisha indoors at the premises. Since March 2016 the requirement for restaurant provision at the premises had been removed and at that time there had not been any objection to the premises opening as a late night bar.
The Sub-Committee was informed of an incident that had taken place following the night of 29 January 2017. This had involved a male being stabbed. Although this did not occur inside the premises, all persons involved had been inside One Fusion. There had been door staff present at the time of the incident and CCTV footage had been obtained.
A further incident had occurred the following evening which had resulted in a fight involving up to 20 people. There had been 9 arrests following this and two of those arrested had suffered serious injuries with one of the injured requiring 20 stitches in a neck wound thought to be caused by a broken bottle. Others had been so drunk that they had not been able to be interviewed or read their rights.
In summary, it was requested that the license be suspended pending a summary review hearing. This was due to the level of serious crime and disorder which included the following:
· Possession of a knife
· There were outstanding suspects following both days incidents.
· The incidents had been fuelled by drunken behaviour.
· The Designated Premises Supervisor had not been present on either occasion.
· Both incidents had occurred during permitted opening hours.
It was not felt that modification of the licence would be satisfactory to address these incidences of serious crime and disorder following previous concerns where there had been breaches of the licence.
The Premises Licence Holder was invited to address the Sub-Committee. He gave details of the incidents that had occurred following ... view the full minutes text for item 3.