UPDATED: Shisha bar cleared out after police raid

Some of the shisha pipes seized in the raid at Arabian Mist.

P&P Food and Wine in Church Avenue, Deane, where a man has been arrested after a raid.

Shisha bar raided and cleared out

A man being arrested in Church Avenue, Deane.

The Bunker, also known as Arabian Mist.

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A BUSY Bolton shisha bar has been cleared out in a police and environmental health raid after customers were spotted smoking illegally inside.

The Bunker, also known as Arabian Mist, in Gilnow Lane, Deane, was raided at about 4pm this afternoon after people were seen smoking on the premises.

The business was given a £4,000 fine last year after repeatedly allowing people to smoke on their premises, which is supposed to be smoke-free.

Environmental health workers seized shisha pipes, flavoured tobacco and other items as part of their investigation.

People seen to be smoking in the ground floor of the building gave their details to police before being allowed to leave.

Customers claimed they did not know who the manager of the business was.

After the raid The Arabian Mist tweeted: "We will be closed today. We will put more information on later."

The raid this afternoon was part of a week of action in and around Rumworth.

Sgt Andrea Ennis, from Bolton Central Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We have been working with trading standards, immigration officers and environmental health to check places out and to educate people.

"We wanted to show people we are out and about here and increasing people’s confidence in the police.


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"We have been doing checks to make sure items sold in stores are legitimate.

"One of the items we have been looking for was illicit tobacco.

"Illicit tobacco does not comply with correct labelling as there has got to be health warnings and people selling the cigarettes are taking money away from the exchequer which could be spent on schools on hospitals.”

In other raids today, a 30-year-old man was arrested by immigration officers at P&P Food and Wine in Church Avenue, Deane, on suspicion of absconding, an immigration offence.

He is believed to have been working at the shop at the time.

Checks were carried out at various shops in the area including Polish Food in Derby Street, Daubhill, and Willow News in Willows Lane, Deane, but no crimes were found to have been committed.

Immigration officers temporarily closed Rozan in Deane Road in the morning after a man was found to be working without the correct visa, but the shop reopened a short time later when a manager returned.

Trading standards officers seized a small amount of tobacco - suspected to have been smuggled - from Deane Store in Deane Road.

Kolas in Derby Street was warned to resolve a suspected mice infestation within a week or risk facing further action.

Officials said shops are advised to be wary of people attempting to sell them alcohol and tobacco because being caught with illicit goods could result in prosecution or people having their alcohol licence revoked or suspended.

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5:55pm Wed 14 May 14

thomas222 says...

Seems the Police are finally waking up what has happened in the last 20 yrs thanks to Labour.
Seems the Police are finally waking up what has happened in the last 20 yrs thanks to Labour. thomas222
  • Score: 22

8:56am Thu 15 May 14

Jim271 says...

Its amazing how managers of these premises are never around when things like this happen.
Its amazing how managers of these premises are never around when things like this happen. Jim271
  • Score: 30

9:25am Thu 15 May 14

Sexybum123 says...

thomas222 You don't half come out with some complete and utter none sense
thomas222 You don't half come out with some complete and utter none sense Sexybum123
  • Score: 0

9:30am Thu 15 May 14

eatmytruth says...

thomas222 wrote:
Seems the Police are finally waking up what has happened in the last 20 yrs thanks to Labour.
Last 20 years there wasnt a smoking ban. Everything doesnt revolve around politicians and parties in power.
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: Seems the Police are finally waking up what has happened in the last 20 yrs thanks to Labour.[/p][/quote]Last 20 years there wasnt a smoking ban. Everything doesnt revolve around politicians and parties in power. eatmytruth
  • Score: 10

9:32am Thu 15 May 14

thomas222 says...

Sexybum123 wrote:
thomas222 You don't half come out with some complete and utter none sense
Really ?. Its not long back Nick Peel said this place was Legal is it not and how he can say that is beyond belief. Smoking in a public place is Illegal everywhere in this Country. All the rest are also Illegal. Bolton Council by their actions are assisting people to break the law. This owner also has done the same in Huddersfield and not paid that fine either.
[quote][p][bold]Sexybum123[/bold] wrote: thomas222 You don't half come out with some complete and utter none sense[/p][/quote]Really ?. Its not long back Nick Peel said this place was Legal is it not and how he can say that is beyond belief. Smoking in a public place is Illegal everywhere in this Country. All the rest are also Illegal. Bolton Council by their actions are assisting people to break the law. This owner also has done the same in Huddersfield and not paid that fine either. thomas222
  • Score: 18

9:45am Thu 15 May 14

thomas222 says...

eatmytruth wrote:
thomas222 wrote:
Seems the Police are finally waking up what has happened in the last 20 yrs thanks to Labour.
Last 20 years there wasnt a smoking ban. Everything doesnt revolve around politicians and parties in power.
It does when their actions are responsible for being afraid to say anything with regard to what is and not allowed and preferred to sweep certain issues under the carpet for self interest reasons. Those days are now over and thats why these actions will continue in many other areas for many other things. Food being one which Bolton as the worst for hygeine standards in all of greater Manchester.
Top filthy place goes to Bolton on 26 shops
2nd filthy place goes to Salford on 13 shops. Thats because Labour have been poor at doing the job because they may lose votes yet again.
[quote][p][bold]eatmytruth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: Seems the Police are finally waking up what has happened in the last 20 yrs thanks to Labour.[/p][/quote]Last 20 years there wasnt a smoking ban. Everything doesnt revolve around politicians and parties in power.[/p][/quote]It does when their actions are responsible for being afraid to say anything with regard to what is and not allowed and preferred to sweep certain issues under the carpet for self interest reasons. Those days are now over and thats why these actions will continue in many other areas for many other things. Food being one which Bolton as the worst for hygeine standards in all of greater Manchester. Top filthy place goes to Bolton on 26 shops 2nd filthy place goes to Salford on 13 shops. Thats because Labour have been poor at doing the job because they may lose votes yet again. thomas222
  • Score: 15

9:50am Thu 15 May 14

Sexybum123 says...

thomas222 Don't keep trying to shove your ukip thoughts down our throats every topic you bring into your ukip ideas we will decide on who we vote for and we don't need you to help us thanks
thomas222 Don't keep trying to shove your ukip thoughts down our throats every topic you bring into your ukip ideas we will decide on who we vote for and we don't need you to help us thanks Sexybum123
  • Score: -4

9:56am Thu 15 May 14

thomas222 says...

Sexybum123 wrote:
thomas222 Don't keep trying to shove your ukip thoughts down our throats every topic you bring into your ukip ideas we will decide on who we vote for and we don't need you to help us thanks
You replied to my comment not me to you :0
[quote][p][bold]Sexybum123[/bold] wrote: thomas222 Don't keep trying to shove your ukip thoughts down our throats every topic you bring into your ukip ideas we will decide on who we vote for and we don't need you to help us thanks[/p][/quote]You replied to my comment not me to you :0 thomas222
  • Score: -12

10:05am Thu 15 May 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

Sexybum123 wrote:
thomas222 Don't keep trying to shove your ukip thoughts down our throats every topic you bring into your ukip ideas we will decide on who we vote for and we don't need you to help us thanks
Vote UKIP :)
[quote][p][bold]Sexybum123[/bold] wrote: thomas222 Don't keep trying to shove your ukip thoughts down our throats every topic you bring into your ukip ideas we will decide on who we vote for and we don't need you to help us thanks[/p][/quote]Vote UKIP :) FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: 1

1:05pm Thu 15 May 14

Toybox says...

Yep, vote ukip and these places will be able to choke everybody with their second hand smoke legally oh hang on, they're owned by asians so they'll be excluded because they'll fail the ukip dna test to see how British you are, thats what the idiot local ukip candidate is telling people.
Yep, vote ukip and these places will be able to choke everybody with their second hand smoke legally oh hang on, they're owned by asians so they'll be excluded because they'll fail the ukip dna test to see how British you are, thats what the idiot local ukip candidate is telling people. Toybox
  • Score: 23

1:30pm Thu 15 May 14

Jim271 says...

I think more of these places should be built.

More Smoking,
more heart disease,
more early deaths,
less to pay out on pensions.

it will save the country Billions.

Vote for me.
I think more of these places should be built. More Smoking, more heart disease, more early deaths, less to pay out on pensions. it will save the country Billions. Vote for me. Jim271
  • Score: 7

1:59pm Thu 15 May 14

atlas123 says...

Jim271 wrote:
I think more of these places should be built.

More Smoking,
more heart disease,
more early deaths,
less to pay out on pensions.

it will save the country Billions.

Vote for me.
I've a better idea...

Save building new places, lets just allow smoking at McDonalds, then we can smoke, get fat and die easily. Im sure the undertakers can set up a tent in the McD carpark!
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: I think more of these places should be built. More Smoking, more heart disease, more early deaths, less to pay out on pensions. it will save the country Billions. Vote for me.[/p][/quote]I've a better idea... Save building new places, lets just allow smoking at McDonalds, then we can smoke, get fat and die easily. Im sure the undertakers can set up a tent in the McD carpark! atlas123
  • Score: 4

3:05pm Thu 15 May 14

Randolf Litler !!! says...

More deleted comments !!!
More deleted comments !!! Randolf Litler !!!
  • Score: 6

3:36pm Thu 15 May 14

Replytohatersandscum says...

at least they dont get drunk off the smoke and behave like animals like they do in the pubs and clubs in town
at least they dont get drunk off the smoke and behave like animals like they do in the pubs and clubs in town Replytohatersandscum
  • Score: -3

5:19pm Thu 15 May 14

655321 says...

Replytohatersandscum wrote:
at least they dont get drunk off the smoke and behave like animals like they do in the pubs and clubs in town
And if these 'animals' do something illegal they should rightfully be arrested and charged.

What makes you think these illegal smokers shouldn't be?
[quote][p][bold]Replytohatersandscum[/bold] wrote: at least they dont get drunk off the smoke and behave like animals like they do in the pubs and clubs in town[/p][/quote]And if these 'animals' do something illegal they should rightfully be arrested and charged. What makes you think these illegal smokers shouldn't be? 655321
  • Score: 11

7:23pm Thu 15 May 14

Randolf Litler !!! says...

To cover the cost of the raid here maybe all the shisha pipes can be taken to the nearest scrapyard and weighed in and all the shisha kebab meat can be fed to pigs... ha-ha-ha :-)
To cover the cost of the raid here maybe all the shisha pipes can be taken to the nearest scrapyard and weighed in and all the shisha kebab meat can be fed to pigs... ha-ha-ha :-) Randolf Litler !!!
  • Score: 3

9:15pm Thu 15 May 14

handymanphil says...

Isn't it ludicrous that a business, purpose built for people to smoke has to be subjected to raids by scum like "environmental health" who simply want to see prosecutions and busionesses closed down. For a country that is facing a compl;ete financial massacre it makes brilliant sense to literally set out to murder good businesses and prosecute whoever, where-ever & whenever they can! Still the ere's nothing like having that famous saying to fall back on..... "But I was only following orders!" Most of Hitlers 'SS' said the same things didn't they?
(Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious.) None of what I post is malicious-it is a simple truth!
Isn't it ludicrous that a business, purpose built for people to smoke has to be subjected to raids by scum like "environmental health" who simply want to see prosecutions and busionesses closed down. For a country that is facing a compl;ete financial massacre it makes brilliant sense to literally set out to murder good businesses and prosecute whoever, where-ever & whenever they can! Still the ere's nothing like having that famous saying to fall back on..... "But I was only following orders!" Most of Hitlers 'SS' said the same things didn't they? (Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious.) None of what I post is malicious-it is a simple truth! handymanphil
  • Score: -4

9:20pm Thu 15 May 14

thomas222 says...

handymanphil wrote:
Isn't it ludicrous that a business, purpose built for people to smoke has to be subjected to raids by scum like "environmental health" who simply want to see prosecutions and busionesses closed down. For a country that is facing a compl;ete financial massacre it makes brilliant sense to literally set out to murder good businesses and prosecute whoever, where-ever & whenever they can! Still the ere's nothing like having that famous saying to fall back on..... "But I was only following orders!" Most of Hitlers 'SS' said the same things didn't they?
(Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious.) None of what I post is malicious-it is a simple truth!
Nice the playing field is now getting level then is it not. Better for everyone.
[quote][p][bold]handymanphil[/bold] wrote: Isn't it ludicrous that a business, purpose built for people to smoke has to be subjected to raids by scum like "environmental health" who simply want to see prosecutions and busionesses closed down. For a country that is facing a compl;ete financial massacre it makes brilliant sense to literally set out to murder good businesses and prosecute whoever, where-ever & whenever they can! Still the ere's nothing like having that famous saying to fall back on..... "But I was only following orders!" Most of Hitlers 'SS' said the same things didn't they? (Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious.) None of what I post is malicious-it is a simple truth![/p][/quote]Nice the playing field is now getting level then is it not. Better for everyone. thomas222
  • Score: 5

9:28pm Thu 15 May 14

handymanphil says...

How on earth is the "playing field is now getting level"? 13,734 businesses have closed own since this idiotic smoking ban was implemented-how is anything level about that I ask? Cigerette factory closed in Nottingham-another 800 jobs-what a superbly crafted laws for what is basically a freedom of choice-or don't you believe that people should have freedom of choice?
How on earth is the "playing field is now getting level"? 13,734 businesses have closed own since this idiotic smoking ban was implemented-how is anything level about that I ask? Cigerette factory closed in Nottingham-another 800 jobs-what a superbly crafted laws for what is basically a freedom of choice-or don't you believe that people should have freedom of choice? handymanphil
  • Score: 1

11:51pm Thu 15 May 14

handymanphil says...

Toybox wrote:
Yep, vote ukip and these places will be able to choke everybody with their second hand smoke legally oh hang on, they're owned by asians so they'll be excluded because they'll fail the ukip dna test to see how British you are, thats what the idiot local ukip candidate is telling people.
And why shouldn't they be legal? Nobody forces anyone that objects to smoke/smoking to enter therse premises do they? They cannot "choke everyone with their second hand smoke" for that very reason! - o0r doies logical argument defy your capabilities to understand a simple basic fact? And, for your information, SHS has been denounced as non dangerous-whereas all the exhaust fumes from motorised vehicles has been proven to be highly toxic!
The question of course is this: why does one have to vote UKIP to realise that the answer is common sense?
[quote][p][bold]Toybox[/bold] wrote: Yep, vote ukip and these places will be able to choke everybody with their second hand smoke legally oh hang on, they're owned by asians so they'll be excluded because they'll fail the ukip dna test to see how British you are, thats what the idiot local ukip candidate is telling people.[/p][/quote]And why shouldn't they be legal? Nobody forces anyone that objects to smoke/smoking to enter therse premises do they? They cannot "choke everyone with their second hand smoke" for that very reason! - o0r doies logical argument defy your capabilities to understand a simple basic fact? And, for your information, SHS has been denounced as non dangerous-whereas all the exhaust fumes from motorised vehicles has been proven to be highly toxic! The question of course is this: why does one have to vote UKIP to realise that the answer is common sense? handymanphil
  • Score: 2

3:35am Fri 16 May 14

BoltonLancs says...

handymanphil wrote:
Toybox wrote:
Yep, vote ukip and these places will be able to choke everybody with their second hand smoke legally oh hang on, they're owned by asians so they'll be excluded because they'll fail the ukip dna test to see how British you are, thats what the idiot local ukip candidate is telling people.
And why shouldn't they be legal? Nobody forces anyone that objects to smoke/smoking to enter therse premises do they? They cannot "choke everyone with their second hand smoke" for that very reason! - o0r doies logical argument defy your capabilities to understand a simple basic fact? And, for your information, SHS has been denounced as non dangerous-whereas all the exhaust fumes from motorised vehicles has been proven to be highly toxic!
The question of course is this: why does one have to vote UKIP to realise that the answer is common sense?
I agree handyman, a place dedicated to smokers is as good/bad as places dedicated to drinkers. It's really up to local people to decide, democratically, if an establishment is good or bad for the community. So let's vote on it.....!!! ...but of course we can't.. because our great leaders at EU Communism Central won't even allow us little common folk to decide our National agenda, never mind local policies.
In all honesty, our local and national elections are irrelevant. Any vote we give has no effect on British policy because without question, the EU rules over us; our councillors; our MPs; our Government and our Prime Minister; but most importantly nobody knows our masters... The next 50 years is going to be horrible in the UK. FACT.!
[quote][p][bold]handymanphil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Toybox[/bold] wrote: Yep, vote ukip and these places will be able to choke everybody with their second hand smoke legally oh hang on, they're owned by asians so they'll be excluded because they'll fail the ukip dna test to see how British you are, thats what the idiot local ukip candidate is telling people.[/p][/quote]And why shouldn't they be legal? Nobody forces anyone that objects to smoke/smoking to enter therse premises do they? They cannot "choke everyone with their second hand smoke" for that very reason! - o0r doies logical argument defy your capabilities to understand a simple basic fact? And, for your information, SHS has been denounced as non dangerous-whereas all the exhaust fumes from motorised vehicles has been proven to be highly toxic! The question of course is this: why does one have to vote UKIP to realise that the answer is common sense?[/p][/quote]I agree handyman, a place dedicated to smokers is as good/bad as places dedicated to drinkers. It's really up to local people to decide, democratically, if an establishment is good or bad for the community. So let's vote on it.....!!! ...but of course we can't.. because our great leaders at EU Communism Central won't even allow us little common folk to decide our National agenda, never mind local policies. In all honesty, our local and national elections are irrelevant. Any vote we give has no effect on British policy because without question, the EU rules over us; our councillors; our MPs; our Government and our Prime Minister; but most importantly nobody knows our masters... The next 50 years is going to be horrible in the UK. FACT.! BoltonLancs
  • Score: 2

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