Finsbury park bar fined for showing TV without a licence
PUBLISHED: 18:00 08 October 2010
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Customers watched programmes despite business not having a licence.
A FINSBURY Park bar has been fined hundreds of pounds after it was caught showing television programmes without a licence.
The N4 Wine Bar and Restaurant in Fonthill Road was fined £650 and told to pay £140 costs and a £15 victim surcharge at Haringey Magistrates Court.
In addition, managing director Samir Fridi was also fined £100, plus £60 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
Any pub or bar which allows people to watch TV on the premises must be covered by a valid TV Licence.
If there is living accommodation on site where a TV is also in use, this must be covered by a separate licence.
Those without a valid licence are breaking the law and run the risk of a trip to court and a fine of up to £1,000 plus costs.
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