Manor Park chicken shop banned from selling food after 11pm

PUBLISHED: 12:49 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:46 19 July 2018

Dixy Chicken has been banned from selling food after 11pm. Pic: Google.

Dixy Chicken has been banned from selling food after 11pm. Pic: Google.


A chicken shop in Manor Park has lost its late licence after it continued to employ an illegal immigrant who had been caught working there TWICE before.

Newham Council’s licensing committee heard Zahid Hussain was arrested for a third time when police raided Dixy Chicken in Romford Road.

During the raid on April 17, PC Colin Hunt said another worker “refused to engage” with officers” saying they would have to “nick him” if they wanted his information.

Zahid, a Pakistani-national, had previously been arrested during two earlier raids, the committee heard.

Licence holder Raja Mohammed Salis told the committee he had sold the business in January 2017 but had “forgotten” to transfer the licence.

He added: “It is nothing to do with me.”

On Tuesday, the committee revoked the shop’s licence, meaning food cannot be served there after 11pm.

An application to transfer the licence to another operator was rejected in June and the decision is currently under appeal.

Related articles

Latest Newham Stories


The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Norwegian announced today a partnership that sees the award-winning airline named presenting partner of the NBA London Game 2019.

United Kingdom

East London Gymnastics Club member one of 10 talented youngsters on the shortlist

The experienced midfielder wasn’t part of the matchday squad on Saturday and boss Justin Edinburgh explained why post-match

Dean Brill

Youngsters overcame challenge from plenty of rivals to triumph

It might have a twitter account dedicated to parodying its daily delays, but c2c has been named the best train operator in the country at a prestigious rail industry awards night.

United Kingdom

The headteacher of one of the Newham schools closed due to a false widow spider infestation has thanked two of the borough’s colleges for providing classrooms to allow teaching to carry on.

Lister Community School

Leyton Orient and Hartlepool United played out an entertaining goalless draw on Saturday

Josh Koroma

Finance workers at Newham Council are set to walk out for four days in a row over how their jobs are evaluated.

Newham Council


Hanson Fernandes’ journey began in 2015 when he arrived in London from Goa, India.

Newsletter Sign Up

Newham Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now