Bouncer from Peterborough caught working illegally at March bar is ordered to pay �7k

A BOUNCER found working illegally on the door of a March bar has been ordered to pay more than �7,000.

Scott Lee Goldsmith will also complete 120 hours of unpaid work in 12 months after he was caught working despite having his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence revoked.

The 32-year-old, from Uldale Road, Gunthorpe, Peterborough, was found working illegally when investigators from the regulator carried out a series of inspections across the UK, including at premises in Wisbech, Huntingdon and Cambridge, in September last year.

He will now have to pay �7,833 of costs after pleading guilty to working without holding a valid SIA licence at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court.

He denied breaking licence conditions when he failed to return his revoked licence to the Authority but was found guilty by District Judge Ken Sheraton because he failed to demonstrate that he had undertaken all due diligence to avoid contravening the conditions of his licence.

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SIA Head of Investigation Nathan Salmon said: “Mr Greensmith had his SIA licence revoked and was aware of the SIA’s revocation process and he continued to operate as a door supervisor.

“By avoiding the reality of his situation, Greensmith has paid a high penalty.”

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Mr Salmon added that he hoped the sentence would “act as a warning to others that in order to work as a door supervisor you must be correctly licensed and adhere to the licence conditions at all times”.

The SIA will be carrying out a series of follow-up checks at licensed premises in Cambridgeshire over the next few weeks, with the aim of raising awareness about the Authority’s licence requirements.

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