Wandsworth Bar Has Drinks Licence Suspended

Amid concerns about criminal behaviour

A local bar and restaurant has had its drinks licence temporarily suspended amid concerns about criminal behaviour and public safety.

Councillors on Wandsworth’s licensing sub-committee agreed to a Met Police request for a suspension of the premises licence held by the owners of the Leilani bar and restaurant in Lavender Hill, pending a full hearing later this month.

Wandsworth Bar Has Drinks Licence Suspended

The police application followed an alleged incident at the premises on October 11th where it is reported that a male customer was the victim of a serious assault.

Officers investigating the incident also raised concerns about the behaviour of the bar’s management following the incident.

While the license is suspended staff at Leilani are not permitted to sell any alcohol to the public. 

Committee chairman Cllr Caroline Usher said: “After hearing the evidence presented to us by the police at this interim hearing we felt we had no alternative other than to suspend the licence with immediate effect.

“The position will be reviewed again at a full hearing later this month.

“It is our job to makes sure that all drinking establishments in the borough stick to the terms of their licence and fully comply with the rules and responsibilities enshrined the Licensing Act. Any business that flouts these regulations runs the risk of losing its licence.”


November 12, 2014