A CHINESE takeaway that has been dogged by problems was shut by police in a massive licensing crackdown.
And a nightclub on the same street could be in trouble after revellers were allegedly caught smoking inside.
88 Noodle Bar, on Cross Church Street, was ordered to close after it was found not be employing doorstaff.
As a condition of late-night opening on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the takeaway has to have door security.
The alleged breach was found as Huddersfield police and Kirklees Council licensing officers staged a major inquiry into several premises on Friday and Saturday.
Pc Lisa Harley, who told staff at 88 Noodle Bar to shut up shop after finding there was no-one on the doors, said: “They have breached the licence on several occasions and there are always excuses.
“I spoke to one of the girls and she told me they weren’t serving, but I had just seen her serve a customer and told her they had to close.”
The takeaway would be allowed to reopen as soon as it had qualified doorstaff, Pc Harley said.
88 Noodle Bar was at the centre of a police investigation last month when thousands of pounds worth of cash, identification documents and suspected counterfeit jewellery were seized from the premises.
It followed four arrests and the confiscation of thousands of pounds worth of suspected counterfeit cigarettes in a raid on Lower Fitzwilliam Street near the town centre.
Three men, aged 21, 35 and 50, along with a 41-year-old woman, were arrested on suspicion of evading excise duty. The 21-year-old and 35-year-old were then further arrested on suspicion of immigration offences. All four were thought to have worked at the takeaway.
Meanwhile, bosses at The Flying Circus bar on Cross Church Street will be interviewed by Kirklees Council’s environmental services department after customers were allegedly found smoking indoors.
They were given a verbal warning after an unannounced visit on Friday night.
Tracy Bousfield, senior manager at environmental services, said: “Smoke-free legislation has been in place for some time and, while the vast majority of premises are completely within the law, when environmental services becomes aware of one that isn’t, we will not hesitate to take action and in some cases prosecute.”
The visits to 88 Noodle Bar and Flying Circus were part of spot-checks by police, licensing officials and environmental health officers on Friday.
Clr John Cook, who holds responsibility for community safety for the Conservative group, joined the patrol.
He said: “It was a very successful operation and is part of our efforts to keep the streets and premises of Huddersfield safe and trouble-free.”