Po­lice crack­down on un­li­censed door staff

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY STAFF RE­PORTER

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.

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