Ex­otic dancers ap­peal

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A PUB host­ing ex­otic danc­ing hopes a court will re­in­state its op­er­at­ing per­mit with­drawn by coun­cil­lors in the wake of drug ar­rests by po­lice.

The own­ers of The Vic­to­ria in North Hyde Road, Hayes, have ap­pealed to Uxbridge Mag­is­trates’ Court over the decision made by Hilling­don Coun­cil’s li­cens­ing sub-com­mit­tee south on June 11 to re­voke its li­cence.

A di­rec­tions hear­ing was sched­uled for yes­ter­day (Tues­day) when a date for the full ap­peal hear­ing was to be set.

The saga be­gan when po­lice raided the venue on May 14 and ar­rested nine peo­ple, of which seven were charged with drug deal­ing and drug pos­ses­sion of­fences and six ad­mit­ted the of­fences.

The raid pre­cip­i­tated the in­terim clo­sure of the pub, and the re­vo­ca­tion of the li­cence fol­lowed. Its own­ers ap­pealed to mag­is­trates after be­ing re­fused per­mis­sion by the High Court on Au­gust 27 to launch a ju­di­cial re­view into the li­cens­ing sub-com­mit­tee decision.

The same High Court judge quashed an in­terim re­lief or­der from the pre­vi­ous month that had al­lowed The Vic­to­ria to open pend­ing the out­come of the High Court case.

See www.getwest london.co.uk for ap­peal hear­ing out­come.

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