Derbyshire bookmaker fined for smoking offences

The owner of a Codnor bookmakers' shop has been fined after licensing enforcement officers found people smoking on the premises.

Friday, 11th August 2017, 2:35 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:52 pm

Ian Douglas, owner of DD Racing, was charged with smoking on the premises and allowing others to smoke.

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His case was brought under the Single Justice Procedure, which enables certain cases to be dealt with by a single magistrate sitting with a legal adviser, without the attendance of either a prosecutor or the defendant.

Douglas was fined £76 for both offences, with a victim surcharge of £30, and ordered to pay £212 costs – a total of £318.

Amber Valley Borough Council’s portfolio holder for housing and public health, Councillor David Taylor, said: “Legislation regarding smoking in public places has made a very positive impact and we will always act to enforce the law.”