Asif Abrar of Slough pleaded guilty at Luton Magistrates Court last month to a charge under Section 3 of the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

Arbar had been employed on construction sites in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, by Nationwide Security Management Ltd. Security Industry Authority (SIA) investigators found Arbar working in this capacity in March 2015, although his SIA licence had been suspended in January 2014.

Nationwide Security Management Ltd and its director pleaded not guilty to associated charges and proceedings against them will be heard at a later date.

Nathan Salmon, the SIA’s Investigating Manager, said “this case clearly illustrates that the Security Industry Authority will not tolerate people who have had their SIA licences suspended or revoked, yet who continue to work in a licensable role. Mr Abrar was found working as a security guard on a remote building site during an SIA/Hertfordshire Constabulary site visit which showed his licence had been suspended for over a year.”

Mr Salmon added that the SIA “will continue to work closely with our partners to ensure compliance with the legislation. The Authority is also presently reviewing the Approved Contractor Status of Nationwide Security Management Limited.”

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