A MINIMARKET boss busted for selling foreign cigarettes and ‘strong alcohol’ will defend his licence during an upcoming review, after new breaches landed him again in hot water.

Mr Goldi Singh Gurwara will have his licence scrutinised by authorities for fresh violations at the Anatolia Food Centre, on Oxford Street, in High Wycombe.

The fate of his permit will be discussed during a licensing sub-committee hearing, on December 10.

The review, brought by a licencing officer on behalf of Thames Valley Police (TVP), is for the ‘prevention of public nuisance and crime and disorder’.

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A 2015 application sought to vary the premises licence to incorporate a takeaway called Anatolia Kebab Centre.

Mr Gurwara was appointed designated premises supervisor (DPS) and licence holder in 2016.

Two days later several licence breaches were found, and a formal warning was issued.

In 2018, Mr Gurwara failed to amend his licence so “no single cans and/or bottles of cider, beer or lager are to be sold to any customer” – choosing instead to put up a “minimum two can” sign.

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Less than a year later, Mr Gurwara sold a single can of alcohol to a police officer which, although was not a breach of his licence, was against his own policy.

He was also selling more than six per cent cider, in breach of his licence.

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Authorities also discovered non-UK duty paid foreign cigarettes and tobacco under the till, none bearing UK health warnings, which Mr Gurwara claimed he was ‘storing for a friend’.

He was given a 12-month community order after admitting to six charges.

Three months later, in April 2019, Anatolia worker Ms Kator Zyna was confronted by police as to why she sold a single can of alcohol. “So not to have a fight with a customer,” she replied.

Mr Gurwara’s licence was suspended for three months. He later withdrew an appeal, incurring costs of £2,305.

Then, in October this year, authorities found more breaches relating to improperly labelled alcohol, and booze and tobacco stored under the till.

It was also found worker Mr Nasin Rouf, of Desborough Road, High Wycombe could not upon request operate the CCTV system, because he had ‘forgotten’.

Mr Gurwara received a formal caution and later a final warning.

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