Radio host’s brush with law

Guilty: Radio's Becky Measures.
Guilty: Radio's Becky Measures.
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A RADIO presenter has fallen foul of the law just two days after taking over her own pub.

Peak FM presenter Becky Measures, aged 30, opened for business at The Royal Oak in Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield - and two days later was caught out in a sting looking for pubs serving alcohol to children.

A 16-year-old who volunteered to take part in the Trading Standards operation was sold two bottles of beer, Chesterfield magistrates heard.

Measures had also staged a rock gig and disco without employing door staff - breaching the conditions of her licence.

She was sentenced to a six-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to both offences.

John Cooper, prosecuting, said: “She said she was new to the business.”

Felicity Clarke, defending Measures who took over the pub in May, said: “The council has allowed her licence to continue and told her to get her staff better trained. The whole incident has caused her quite a lot of distress. She is very well-known from the radio and does a lot of charity work.”

Becky Measures, of Parkside View, Upper Newbold, was also ordered to pay £85 in costs.