A Worksop shopkeeper has had his alcohol licence amended by Bassetlaw Council following concerns raised by Notts County Council’s trading standards team.
Aram Abdulla, who owns Kubus Mini Market on Gateford Road, is now required to be in attendance at his shop for 20 hours a week for 48 weeks of the year.
Mr Abdulla and one of his employees were fined in January after counterfeit cigarettes were found at the shop.
Trading standards officers had concerns that Mr Abdulla had little control over the sales taking place at his shop so referred the matter to Bassetlaw Council’s licensing team.
Ros Theakstone, director of corporate services at the council said: “The licensing panel were extremely concerned that counterfeit tobacco was found on the premises.”
“The panel were satisfied that this warranted an amendment to the premises licence to ensure that Mr Abdulla exercises proper supervision of his shop.”
Sarah Ridley, a trading standards manager at the county council, added: “A shop owner with an alcohol licence should be able to demonstrate that they can effectively manage their shop and are not putting children at risk of harm or contributing to crime and disorder.
“We had serious concerns that Mr Abdulla was not fulfilling this duty so we are pleased that the district council has imposed restrictions forcing him to be in attendance at the shop more frequently.”