A newsagent accused of fuelling anti-social behaviour by selling booze for 24-hours a day has applied to sell drink again.

Euro Food and Wine, in Plumstead Road, lost its licence to sell alcohol last year after the officers found huge breaches in the store’s conditions.

The shop was accused by police of fuelling anti-social behaviour by selling drink at all hours – with CCTV catching a huge fight outside the store in the early hours of the morning.

The Met asked the council to review the shop’s setup in November last year, with documents explaining: “CCTV Footage showed that incidents related to customers of the premises under the influence of alcohol.


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“These customers purchased further alcohol from the premises in the early hours and one of them can be seen obtaining a plastic drinking cup supplied through the hatch at the front of the premises.

“CCTV footage taken on July 24 2018 at approximately 04:25 showed an assault on a female when she was struck in the face by a male from a group and a few minutes later a fight took place involving a number of people within the group.

“A male was seen during this fight to be struck in the head with a glass bottle. There were concerns staff at the premises were not making any attempt to call the police whilst the anti-social behaviour was occurring outside, caused by its customers.

“The police had lost all confidence in the management of the premises to promote the licensing objectives.”

Booze was sold from 11pm to 6am through a hatch at the front of the store, according to council documents.

Officers decided in December that the licence holder, Mr Sithamparappillai Thavaseelan and his wife, Vimilara, were not suitable to hold the licence and revoked it.

Their son has now asked the council for a fresh licence to start selling drink again from 9am until 11pm.