A SECURITY guard has been up before the magistrates after breaking the conditions of his licence.

Steven Richardson appeared before magistrates for sentencing in January after pleading guilty to one count of engaging in conduct not licensed by the Private Security Industry Act 2001 and one count of contravening a condition of a licence under the same act at an earlier hearing.


The court heard that Richardson, of Putson Avenue, Hereford, had carried out activities subject to additional controls, working as a security guard at Cheltenham Ladies College in Cheltenham, otherwise than in accordance with a licence issued under the act, between September 24, 2022 and November 21, 2022.

The 37-year-old had also contravened a condition of a licence issued under the same act on January 25 2023 by failing to notice the SIA of his conviction for assault, magistrates in Kidderminster were told.

Richardson was handed a 12-month community order with 120 hours of unpaid work for the offences.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £500 and a £114 victim surcharge.