Skegness

Indian restaurant owner handed suspended sentence

An Indian restaurant owner has been handed a suspended sentence and ordered to pay a £2,700 fine.

Shazia Gulzar, owner of Ali Nawab on Drummond Road in Skegness, failed to address a number of health and safety issues.

He was ordered to improve standards at his restaurant after an inspection in June 2018, but Gulzar didn’t take any action.

The restaurant owner has been handed a suspended prison sentence. Photo: Google Maps

Boston Magistrates Court heard how he failed to maintain electrical systems, fixtures, premises, equipment, documentation and protect foods from contamination.

Gulzar pleaded guilty and given a six month prison sentence suspended for two years.

Poor health and safety standards.

Gulzar didn’t improve standards.

David Dodds, environment health manager for East Lindsey District Council, said: “Those operating food businesses in East Lindsey have a great responsibility and where safety standards fall below those expected we will take action.

“In this case, multiple serious offences were identified and unfortunately it ended in the Council needing to take forward a prosecution with the defendant being given both a suspended prison sentence and substantial costs.”

At the time of writing, the restaurant has a 3/5 rating for hygiene (generally satisfactory) after an inspection in October 2018.