Police carry out late-night venue checks in Kettering

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Police carried out door staff checks at five late night venues in Kettering at the weekend in an ongoing crime crackdown.

As part of Operation Challenge, officers from Northamptonshire Police and the SIA (Security Industry Authority) visited premises in Kettering and Northampton where door staff are employed to check they were properly licensed on Saturday, September 22.

District commander chief inspector Chris Hillery said: “I was really pleased with the positive response from door supervisors and licensees on Saturday night. We saw real support for Operation Challenge and it gave us the opportunity to further engage them in our initiative to prevent and reduce the risk of alcohol-related violence.”

“We’ve also been highlighting the implications of getting involved in alcohol-related crime and disorder to encourage people to stop and think about the consequences of their behaviour.”

Seven premises in Northampton were also checked.

Head of investigation at SIA said: “The results of this operation were very positive.

“Enquiries are being made into one venue where the employer of in-house door staff may not hold the necessary SIA licence, and into two door supervisors who may not have updated their address details which is a breach of licence conditions.”

“These type of operations help us to ensure that those working in positions of trust within the night time economy are doing so legally, and we look forward to working with Northamptonshire Police again in the future.”