The Wimpy in Station Road, Portslade, could lose its licence after Sussex Police discovered faulty CCTV and dozens of empty vodka bottles when they were called to the sexual assault in March this year.
Subsequent investigations revealed two members of staff were working illegally and the owner had failed to disclose a drink-driving conviction.Ooops!
Shop manager Peraslingam Nanthvavaraman, 40, of Sheppard Way, Portslade, overstayed a visitor’s visa in 2010 and is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to the attempted rape charge.
Mr Savill said the premises licence holder Kapilraj Vigneswaran had also failed to disclose a conviction for drink-driving.Ah, well, at least they are providing spelling practice for court stenographers...
Conservative councillor Dee Simson was frustrated Mr Vigneswaran did not attend as many of her questions required his knowledge.
She said: “Part of our responsibility as a panel is to question the knowledge of the premises licence holder and DPS.
“Not having them here makes it really difficult.
“We need to ascertain their knowledge of the licensing act.”I think we can take a guess at that, can't we?