Licence despite conviction

Licence despite conviction

Licence despite conviction

First published in News

A BUSINESSMAN has been allowed to run an off-licence – despite lying to police about a road accident and receiving a suspended prison sentence.

Council chiefs have approved Kuldeep Toor’s application to manage the Best One store in New Milton, even though he has a conviction for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Mr Toor was driving his mother’s Mercedes car through Hounslow, Middlesex, when he smashed into a lamp-post.

He rang the police and falsely claimed that the vehicle had been stolen earlier in the day, members of New Forest District Council’s licensing sub-committee were told. When the case went to court Mr Toor received a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

Former police officer Paul Sherratt, Mr Toor’s representative at the sub-committee meeting, said the accident happened 18 months ago.

He said his client was depressed following his mother’s illness, the collapse of his property business and the end of his 22-year marriage.

PC Bethan Wood objected to the application on behalf of Hampshire police. She said Mr Toor’s conviction for attempting to pervert the course of justice meant he was not a suitable person to sell alcohol.

“He lied to police and then took evasive action to avoid being contacted,” she said.

But Mr Sherratt said: “Police are still trying to punish him for a mistake he made 18 months ago.”

The sub-committee approved Mr Toor’s application to become the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) at Best One, saying the offence he committed was “not relevant” under the 2003 licensing act.

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8:19am Sat 12 Jan 13

kev63 says...

He's had his punishment so why keep punuishing him? Let him get on with his life, he done the crime he paid the price! Move on and good luck to him.

Would the PC that objected expect to keep being punished for something she did wrong in the past?
He's had his punishment so why keep punuishing him? Let him get on with his life, he done the crime he paid the price! Move on and good luck to him. Would the PC that objected expect to keep being punished for something she did wrong in the past? kev63
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10:18am Sat 12 Jan 13

userds5050 says...

kev63 wrote:
He's had his punishment so why keep punuishing him? Let him get on with his life, he done the crime he paid the price! Move on and good luck to him.

Would the PC that objected expect to keep being punished for something she did wrong in the past?
Would you object to a murderer doing jury service? "he done his time he paid the price" Dear o dear. He received a prison sentence for perverting the course of justice! I could understand if the conviction was spent but it was only 18 months ago. Now he's allowed to sell alchohol in the community. Disgrace.
[quote][p][bold]kev63[/bold] wrote: He's had his punishment so why keep punuishing him? Let him get on with his life, he done the crime he paid the price! Move on and good luck to him. Would the PC that objected expect to keep being punished for something she did wrong in the past?[/p][/quote]Would you object to a murderer doing jury service? "he done his time he paid the price" Dear o dear. He received a prison sentence for perverting the course of justice! I could understand if the conviction was spent but it was only 18 months ago. Now he's allowed to sell alchohol in the community. Disgrace. userds5050
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3:26pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Paramjit Bahia says...

userds5050 wrote:
kev63 wrote:
He's had his punishment so why keep punuishing him? Let him get on with his life, he done the crime he paid the price! Move on and good luck to him.

Would the PC that objected expect to keep being punished for something she did wrong in the past?
Would you object to a murderer doing jury service? "he done his time he paid the price" Dear o dear. He received a prison sentence for perverting the course of justice! I could understand if the conviction was spent but it was only 18 months ago. Now he's allowed to sell alchohol in the community. Disgrace.
Agree.
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kev63[/bold] wrote: He's had his punishment so why keep punuishing him? Let him get on with his life, he done the crime he paid the price! Move on and good luck to him. Would the PC that objected expect to keep being punished for something she did wrong in the past?[/p][/quote]Would you object to a murderer doing jury service? "he done his time he paid the price" Dear o dear. He received a prison sentence for perverting the course of justice! I could understand if the conviction was spent but it was only 18 months ago. Now he's allowed to sell alchohol in the community. Disgrace.[/p][/quote]Agree. Paramjit Bahia
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6:41pm Sat 12 Jan 13

kev63 says...

userds5050 wrote:
kev63 wrote:
He's had his punishment so why keep punuishing him? Let him get on with his life, he done the crime he paid the price! Move on and good luck to him.

Would the PC that objected expect to keep being punished for something she did wrong in the past?
Would you object to a murderer doing jury service? "he done his time he paid the price" Dear o dear. He received a prison sentence for perverting the course of justice! I could understand if the conviction was spent but it was only 18 months ago. Now he's allowed to sell alchohol in the community. Disgrace.
What has a murderer got to do with anything? He made a mistake and got his punishment, all he's doing is trying to earn a living! Get over it, if a child was naughty would you keep telling it off for the rest of it's life? Dear oh dear how narrow minded some people can be
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kev63[/bold] wrote: He's had his punishment so why keep punuishing him? Let him get on with his life, he done the crime he paid the price! Move on and good luck to him. Would the PC that objected expect to keep being punished for something she did wrong in the past?[/p][/quote]Would you object to a murderer doing jury service? "he done his time he paid the price" Dear o dear. He received a prison sentence for perverting the course of justice! I could understand if the conviction was spent but it was only 18 months ago. Now he's allowed to sell alchohol in the community. Disgrace.[/p][/quote]What has a murderer got to do with anything? He made a mistake and got his punishment, all he's doing is trying to earn a living! Get over it, if a child was naughty would you keep telling it off for the rest of it's life? Dear oh dear how narrow minded some people can be kev63
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