A Huddersfield restaurant has had its alcohol licence revoked.
Councillors yesterday ordered the removal of the licence for the Memsahib restaurant in Queensgate, after hearing how the owner was a convicted sex offender.
And the licensing panel also revoked the licence on a Hillhouse pub, after being told an alleged cannabis farm was found after fire crews tackled a fierce blaze.
The Waggon & Horses in Bradford Road has been shut since the fire in May.
The restaurant owner Nadeem Aslam, who is also the licensee, was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for five years.
He had locked a young woman in his restaurant before forcing himself on her.
He was handed a three-year community order for sexually assaulting her.
Richard Woodhead, licensing officer for West Yorkshire Police, told the panel that because the crime had involved the woman being given alcohol, it was in breach of the licence conditions.
The restaurant can appeal against the decision but if not, the alcohol licence will be revoked in 21 days.
The application for the Waggon & Horses was held behind closed doors because of ongoing criminal investigations into the drugs factory, which was found in rooms above the pub.
Mr Woodhead said it was again a case in which conditions of the licence had been clearly breached.
“Both these decisions should act as a warning to other licensees about the action that can be taken if they do not adhere to the strict conditions on their licences.”