The director of a security company that attempted to use a fake licence at one of the UK’s biggest music festivals has been fined and had his licence suspended.

Ratu Baleidraulu, aged 38, of Coxhill Way in Aylesbury, director of Islanders Protection Security Services, has been ordered to pay £1,654 in court costs and a £300 fine.

His company must also pay a £250 fine and £834 in costs after a counterfeit security licence was used at the Isle of Wight Festival last year. Baleidraulu also had his Close Protection licence suspended.

At the festival, which was held from September 16 to September 19, a security contractor was found using a counterfeit licence. The licence was valid but did not belong to the man who was trying to use it.

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The fake licence was spotted by the festival’s main security contractor, Main Event Security Services, which had been carrying out checks on other security operatives deployed at the festival.

The counterfeit licence was handed over to the Security Industry Authority (SIA), which found that the unknown man was deployed by Islanders Protection Security Services Ltd. The man was escorted off the site once the fake was discovered.

The investigation found that the fake security guard did not have the correct training for an event like the Isle of Wight Festival and was “not fit and proper” for the work he was sent there to do.

When SIA investigators contacted the company director, Ratu Baleidraulu, he failed to provide them with the information they required. The investigators later discovered that the true owner of the security licence had not worked at the Isle of Wight festival.

The SIA brought a prosecution against Islanders Protection Security Services and Baleidraulu, and a court hearing was held at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on May 13.

At the hearing, Baleidraulu pleaded guilty to using an unlicensed security operative and failing to comply with the requirement to produce a document or information.

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Mark Chapman, the SIA’s Criminal Investigations Manager, said: “The protection of the public at high-profile festivals is paramount.

“Main Event Security Services Ltd did exactly as would be expected of an approved contractor, by identifying and rejecting a suspicious licence through robust due diligence.

“Islander Security placed the public at risk by supplying a person who was not fit and proper and had not done the requisite training to protect the public.

“Baleidraulu has now had his Close Protection licence suspended and both he and his company have incurred significant fines and a criminal record. He had also not long been a director of a company and has been prosecuted.”