The Chair made introductions and outlined the
procedure to be followed during the meeting.
Jo Till, Section Leader – Licensing,
outlined the report regarding an application for a Personal
Licence, which had been circulated to all parties in advance of the
meeting. The matter had been referred
to the Sub-Committee following objections raised by the Police that
to issue a Personal Licence would seriously undermine the
Prevention of Crime licensing objective.
The Applicant, accompanied by
his Father, confirmed that the information contained within the
report was accurate.
The Applicant had been
convicted of theft. He said that at the
time of the crimes he had been stupid and immature and that he was
sorry for them. He then detailed the
events that led to the convictions.
The Applicant had also been
convicted of dangerous driving, a crime that he regretted and
acknowledged could have resulted in grave consequences. At the time of the crime he was mourning a
grandparent and was hanging around with a bad crowd. He had since disassociated himself from those
people and was due to get married in 2017.
PC Mitch Harvey, on behalf of
West Midlands Police, stated that he had researched the
Applicant’s convictions and the overviews of them provided by
him did not concur with the evidence considered in
court. Of particular concern was that
the thefts were committed against drunk and vulnerable
females. In addition, the convictions
were not yet spent.
The Police and
applicant were afforded the opportunity to make a closing
All parties, with
the exception of the Solicitor and Democratic Support Officer,
withdrew from the meeting to enable the Sub-Committee to determine
The parties were
invited back to the meeting and the Chair advised them of the
decision of the Sub-Committee.
That, having carefully considered the submissions of the West
Midlands Police and the applicant, the
Sub-Committee reject the application for a Personal Licence as it
is considered appropriate for the promotion of the crime prevention