Police crackdown on unlicensed door staff
MORE than 100 premises in Northern Ireland have been checked as part of a province-wide operation to ensure all door staff are licensed.
Operation Noomin — a special operation between the PSNI, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and Crimestoppers — ran during August.
The aim was to ensure all door staff are SIA licensed.
Detective Superintendent Bobby Singleton said officers checked at least 118 premises and 194 licences, describing it as a “positive operation”.
“In Newry and Mourne, our officers detected 20 under age drinkers in a local bar. In this instance, the licensee has been cautioned for allowing minors on licensed premises and the parents of the young people spoken to,” he said.
There were four detections for Engaging in Licensable Activity without a Valid Licence contrary to section three of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. One person has received an SIA warning. The other three are being reported to the PPS.
Det Supt Singleton warned police will continue to conduct random checks.