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A PUB hosting exotic dancing hopes a court will reinstate its operating permit withdrawn by councillors in the wake of drug arrests by police.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