Pubs warned over bogus inspections
FROME businesses are being urged to be wary after a man claiming to be a licensing enforcement officer who visited two local pubs.
Mendip District Council said the man reportedly visited two pubs in Glastonbury claiming to be a licensing enforcement officer and offering his services.
He falsely said that there is now a national scheme for inspecting premises and that there will be an inspection on Saturday night.
He also claimed that many premises do not have enough personal licence holders and offers to act as personal licence holder for that premises.
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The imposter is a white male, aged around 40, 5ft 10in in height, shaved head, stocky and dressed in casual clothes.
He has not shown any identification when visiting these premises but has given the name Mike/Michael or Nick.
If you are unsure of any one knocking on your door please always make sure that you check their ID and if you still have reservations don't allow them entry and call the appropriate authority or police.
Anyone who believes they may have received a visit from this man is advised to contact Mendip District Council on 0300 303 8588 and ask to speak to Licensing as soon as possible.