Promoter facing prosecution over ‘illegal’ Rita Ora posters
Leicester city council in the UK has warned the promoter of an upcoming Northampton show by Craig David and Rita Ora could face prosecution for unauthorised postering.
David and Ora, supported by Samantha Harvey and Bobii Lewis, will play Northampton’s 6,500-cap. County Ground on 1 November, promoted by Liz Hobbs Group. According to the council, which governs neighbouring Leicester, the show is being advertised using large posters which have been put up without permission and are obstructing the view of motorists.
Large fly posters have been put in a dangerous place on Hinckley Road and Braunstone Gate. These will be removed and the busines fined. pic.twitter.com/c0fhYZjxjN
— city wardens (@citywardens) July 27, 2018
As the posters are allegedly being displayed without permission, the council says it intends to take legal action against the promoter.
IQ has contacted Liz Hobbs Group for comment.
“The posters are being removed as we find them,” reads a statement given to the Northampton Chronicle & Echo. “Due to their size and location on the roadside they could be distracting to drivers and obstruct views, so are being removed by city wardens using powers under the Highways Act.
“They are being displayed without permission and we will be aiming to take action against the promoter, who could be liable to a fixed penalty of £80 per poster or prosecution in court, where the penalty can be up to £2,500.”
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