Takeaway owner goes to appeal

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THE owner of a Spalding takeaway, Reload, is to appeal against a licensing panel decision to remove the premises licence from his establishment in Westlode Street.

Muhammad Saeed’s application is due to be listed at Spalding Magistrates’ Court on April 11.

Jo Furner, for the council, told magistrates on Wednesday the April hearing date is for legal directions.

The premises licence was revoked by councillors on South Holland’s licensing panel on November 24 following police complaints about food allegedly being served after 3am.

Mr Saeed’s barrister, Harjinder Johal, told the licensing panel at the time that the police did not give Mr Saeed an early warning or opportunity to make changes.