Cains brewery tycoon who appeared on Asian Rich List avoids speeding ban after convincing court that police letter got lost in the post
- Ajmail Dusanj, 55, faced a driving ban over speeding offence in south Liverpool
- He argued in court that he hadn’t received a letter explaining his offences
- His driving ban was dropped and he was instead given points for speeding
A brewery tycoon has escaped a road ban for speeding after arguing that a letter from the police must have got lost in the post when it was sent to his luxury manor house.
Ajmail Dusanj, 55, one of the richest Asian people in the UK faced disqualification under the totting-up procedure when he failed to return documentation saying he was the driver of a Land Rover caught doing 40mph in a 30mph in south Liverpool.
But the entrepreneur, who bought the world-famous Cains Brewery Village in Liverpool in 2002 with his brother Sudarghara, claimed that no letter had arrived at his secluded property on a millionaires row near Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
He said he only learned of the speeding offence when a letter arrived at his property in Iverley near the village of Kinver saying he had been convicted in his absence and warned him he faced a road ban.
Ajmail Dusanj, 55, one of the richest Asian people in the UK faced disqualification but said he hadn’t received a letter informing him of his offences
The entrepreneur, who bought the world-famous Cains Brewery Village in Liverpool in 2002 with his brother Sudarghara, claimed that no letter had arrived at his secluded property on a millionaires row near Kidderminster, Worcestershire
He subsequently asked the case against him to be reopened.
At Sefton magistrates court Dusanj made the 250 mile round trip to the courthouse in a successful bid to keep his licence.
Magistrates dropped the charge of failing to produce documents which would have meant his licence being endorsed with six penalty points.
Instead they accepted his guilty plea to the lesser charge of speeding and three points were added to the six points he already had.
When asked about the letter of disqualification Dusanj told the hearing: ‘This is the first time I was made aware of it. I’ve no idea what it’s about.
‘Honestly, this is the first letter I’ve received. I’ve had no letters before that. If I had received one I would have responded.’
He was also fined £166, ordered to pay £144 in costs and a victim surcharge.
Cains brewery was founded in 1858 by Robert Cain. The Dusanj brothers acquired it in 2002 making them the first Asian owners of a British brewery and at the time it had a turnover of £30 million.
The company ceased contract brewing in 2013 but the site was developed into the multi-million-pound Cains Brewery Village – a tourism, leisure, and retail complex.
Thanks to a recent £7m investment from Mikhail Hotels and Leisure, which runs the village’s Irish bar Punch Tarmeys and Europe’s biggest gaming arcades, ArCains, Cains beer will once again be brewed at the site, reviving the 164-year old brand.
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