Accrington security boss barred from industry

A security boss has found himself fined and barred from the industry after failing to do basic checks on his staff.

On 22 September 2020 Muhammad Islam, from Accrington, pleaded guilty to failing to check the SIA licence of his employee Sam Gould.

Islam is the security director of Spartan K9 Ltd.

It is illegal for a door supervisor to work without an SIA licence, as they work in roles that protect the public. However, Islam hired Gould without checking that he was properly licensed.

Towards the end of last year, we were investigating several cases relating to unlicensed security operatives in Accrington​ over the Christmas and New Year period. After receiving a tip-off, our investigators carried out a licensing check and found Sam Gould working without a licence at the Nag’s Head, Accrington.

We discovered that Gould was working for Spartan K9, who held the security contract at the venue. Investigators made a formal request

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