A newsagent has had its licence hours reduced due to street drinking and anti-social behaviour nearby.

Hamiltons, in Queensbury Station Parade, had its alcohol licence reviewed by Brent Council after concerns it was failing to uphold the licensing objectives.

The licensing committee agreed there needed to be some variation to the shop’s licence to help combat alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour in the area.

It means it can now only serve alcohol between 9am and 9pm – the hours were previously 6am to 11pm. Bottles must be covered by shutters outside of these hours.

The shop can also no longer sell miniatures, and it must “clearly label” all alcohol sold with the premises name.

Licensing officers from the council and the police expressed concerns about the ability of the licence holder, Dip Sukhadiya, to effectively manage the shop.

Damien Smith, from Metropolitan Police, said he had shown a “flagrant disregard for the licensing objectives” and there were “consistent breaches”.

He added Hamiltons has failed to take on board the police’s concerns about facilitating street drinking near Queensbury Station.

In a report, licensing officers from Brent Council pointed out there was no incident book on site, a Challenge 25 poster was not in place and the CCTV system did not hold recordings for the correct length of time.

The officers compared themselves to “consultants” and said Mr Sukhadiya was “waiting for someone to tell him what to do and how to do it”.

Mr Sukhadiya explained there have been changes since the licensing visits, including new refusal and incident books, a clearer shop window front and a logbook of staff training.

His legal representative said additional conditions would enable “a way forward”. He said the licence holder is not “running away from his problems” but “listening to what officers are saying”.

The licensing committee agreed there was not enough evidence to completely revoke the licence and decided a reduction in hours and stronger conditions was the best course of action.