Derby City Council today successfully prosecuted HKB Enterprises Ltd and Mr Paul Keenan under the Licensing Act 2003 for allowing regulated entertainment in the Hairy Dog pub on Becket Street, Derby without the correct authorisation.

HKB Enterprises Ltd, as premises licence holder, pleaded guilty to one count of unlicensed activity, an offence under section 136 (1)(b) of the Licensing Act 2003.  Allowing regulated entertainment, i.e. wrestling on 6 October 2017. Whilst Mr Paul Keenan, Designated Premises Supervisor, a person in control of a premises pleaded guilty to three counts of allowing unlicensed activity to take place at the premises, an offence under section 136 (1)(a), namely wrestling without the correct authorisation (licence) on 2 June 2017, 1 September 2017 and 6 October 2017.

Mr Keenan was fined £6,000 and HKB Enterprises Ltd was fined £3000. Both were charged an additional £1648.59 in costs and victim surcharge.

Mr Michael Kay, Acting Director of Public Protection said:

“The Council is pleased with the outcome of this case. Having the correct licences in place is important, both in terms of public safety and also fairness to other responsible businesses who ensure they operate correctly. The Court’s decision reinforces this.”