A KEBAB shop has had its license reviewed following the death of Paul Gunner who was killed while celebrating his birthday.

The 32-year-old was standing outside Charcoal Grill, in Bourne Road, Bexley High Street, on October 16 when he was approached by three men at around 1am.

He was punched and fell to the ground and later died in hospital at 2.26am.

Bexley Police asked Bexley Council's licensing sub committee to review the shop's licence on December 14.

PC Eddy Boston, licensing officer for Bexley, told the committee: "There is no where else to go if you come out of a pub and want to eat.

"It becomes a magnet for people coming from various pubs and congregating and it can lead to tragic incidents."

Councillors heard staff at the shop were unable to operate the CCTV following the incident involving Mr Gunner.

The committee was also told from April 20 to October 20 there were 31 calls to police for anti-social behaviour in Bexley Village - with 19 occurring between Friday and Sunday from 9pm to 2am.

PC Boston asked the committee to change the shop's current closing time on Fridays and Saturdays from 2am to an earlier time.

Chairman of the sub committee, Councillor Michael Slaughter, said: "We do not believe the evidence supports any reduction in hours."

But the owner of Charcoal Grill, Ecevit Kaplankiran, was told new conditions had been imposed on his license.

These include having the CCTV system maintained and in good working order at all times and training all staff on how to use it.

He must remove all chairs and tables from the shop from 11pm to prevent people from eating inside the shop at night.

There must also be at least one Security Industry Authority door supervisor from 11pm.

Dilan Yildirim, representing Mr Kaplankiran, told News Shopper: "It was a tragic incident but from the beginning Mr Kaplankiran said the incident had no relevance to him and the kebab shop.

"He is pleased to have kept his hours."

Three men, aged 25, 31 and 32 were arrested on suspicion of murdering Mr Gunner on October 16 but have all been released on police bail.