Illegal bouncers targeted

PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

A CLAMPDOWN on unlicensed door staff working illegally was held in Burnham and Brean on Friday.

Security Industry Authority (SIA) investigators joined police officers on the operation after they received reports of unlawful workers in the area.

A CLAMPDOWN on unlicensed door staff working illegally was held in Burnham and Brean on Friday.

Security Industry Authority (SIA) investigators joined police officers on the operation after they received reports of unlawful workers in the area.

Five venues were visited and seven of the eight door supervisors inspected were found to be working legally.

One operative was working with an expired licence and will be interviewed. Action was also taken against the employee's manager.

SIA's head of investigation Paul Cartlidge said: "Action will now be taken against those found flouting the law.

"Door supervisors must renew their SIA licence in good time before the old one expires - there is no grace period between licences.

"There will be further operations to ensure venues and door staff in the area are operating legally."

Police sergeant Ian Kennett added: "It is reassuring to know the majority of door staff were working within the law and I know from experience that local door staff and licensees work closely with us and do a good job.

"I am determined to make our communities safer and by working in partnership with the SIA and other agencies to raise the standard of management in licensed premises, I believe we will succeed.

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