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During a joint operation with the SIA and Thames Valley Police, a door supervisor was found working on a fake SIA licence.

The targeted operation was built on intelligence received on a specific venue and its security arrangements. A door supervisor was found displaying a photo-edited, fake SIA licence.

The police cautioned the individual who will be interviewed at a later date. The police and the SIA will be conducting further enquiries into the door supervisor and the security company that deployed him.

An operation was conducted by Leicestershire Police and the SIA in Leicester city centre bars. In total, 11 door supervisors were checked across seven pubs and a club. A man is suspected of working with a forged SIA licence. The police confiscated the licence and a joint investigation will be conducted with the SIA. A second man was found working without an SIA licence, enquiries into this are being taken forward by the SIA.

Further warnings were issued to four door supervisors for failing to notify the SIA of a change of their address or for failing to display their SIA licence whilst undertaking licensable activity; both of which are breaches of SIA licensing conditions.

Enforcement

A security company, its director and two senior managers were found guilty of offences under the Private Security Industry Act 2001, at Leeds Magistrates’ Court.

The SIA prosecuted Leeds based Pro-Tech Security Northern Limited (Pro-Tech) and its director Joseph Grinion. Former director Stefan Rees and operations manager Richard Dyson were also prosecuted.

Pro-Tech pleaded guilty to supplying an unlicensed security operative and portraying itself as an ACS company; the court fined Pro-Tech £1,000 and order it to pay costs of £15,000.

Director, Joseph Grinion, pleaded guilty to portraying Pro-Tech as an ACS company and for failing to produce documents when requested to by the SIA. He was fined £470 and ordered to pay costs of £4,000.

Former director and now manager Stefan Rees, pleaded guilty to supplying an unlicensed security operative and for portraying Pro-Tech to be an ACS company. He was fined £470 and ordered to pay costs of £4,000.

Operations manager, Richard Dyson, pleaded guilty to supplying an unlicensed security operative. He was fined £135 and ordered to pay costs of £400.

At Coventry Magistrates’ Court, a security company owner was found guilty of failing to provide information to the SIA. Anita Corbett failed to disclose that her son was an employee, operating as an unlicensed door supervisor, and that he provided security at an under 18s event. In 2009, Matthew Corbett was convicted for offences that precluded him from holding an SIA licence, and which also led to a ban on him working with children.

The court heard Anita Corbett claim that she would not risk her job as a teaching assistant to cover up for her son, and her omission of information was a genuine oversight.
Anita Corbett was fined £1000, ordered to pay £2265 in costs and a £100 victim surcharge.

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