Rejection for Sheffield city centre bar boss bid

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A BUSINESSMAN has been prevented from taking over as the boss of a troubled bar after police objected.

Sheffield Council’s licensing board decided against allowing Mohammed Jangir, who used to run Club Element with brother Mohammed Tanwir, to become designated premises supervisor at Empire Bar.

Empire, in Charter Square, is currently subject to a three-month suspension of its licence after police were concerned about incidents of crime and disorder last autumn, including stabbings, assaults and alleged drug dealing.

Officers claimed Mr Jangir should not be given the role as he had been “uncooperative” when running Element, where there was serious trouble, including stabbings, a shooting and a mass reprisal attack thwarted by police. The claim is rejected by Mr Jangir and Mr Tanwir. Empire remains closed. Owner David Hezcko will be unable to reopen, after the suspension expires, without police approval.