Forest Gate shisha boss fined £1,300

The shisha lounge found at the back of the Garden Grill in Forest Gate.

The shisha lounge found at the back of the Garden Grill in Forest Gate. - Credit: Archant

The owner of an illegal shisha lounge in Forest Gate was fined £1,300 on Friday.

Amin Rahman, the boss of the Grill Garden in Katharine Road, was convicted of two offences under the Health Act at Thames Magistrates’ Court.

He was ordered to pay costs of £991 and a victim surcharge of £120 was also awarded to Newham Council.

Enforcement officers discovered 67 people, some of whom were smoking shisha pipes, in a large, enclosed marquee at the back of the premises during a raid on the Grill Garden.

Rahman had been warned twice by the council that the smoking of tobacco or any other substance including flavoured shisha in any public enclosed room or building is against the law.


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Cllr Ian Corbett, executive member for infrastructure and environment, said: “This sends a clear, strong message to other shisha operators.”

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