AN OTLEY kebab shop owner is more than £6,000 out of pocket for breaching licence conditions.

Best Kebab, on Westgate, was granted a licence in March, 2016 to sell late late-night refreshments between 11pm and midnight from Sunday to Thursday, and between 11pm and 12.30am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Leeds City Council launched an application to review the licence after receiving complaints that the business was selling hot food well past those times, which were investigated and confirmed.

Best Kebab owner Sajid Khan appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on November 21, 2018 to appeal against the council’s decision to revoke the licence but the decision was upheld. Mr Khan was ordered to pay full costs to the council, totalling £6349.30.

Leeds City Council’s Chief Officer of Elections and Regulatory, John Mulcahy, said: “Mr Khan was warned on numerous occasions that he was not complying with the conditions on his licence and was given opportunities to rectify the situation, which he failed to do.”