Manor Park chicken shop banned from selling food after 11pm
PUBLISHED: 12:49 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:46 19 July 2018
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.