Pub landlord Nick Hogan was jailed last week for an absurd six months for breaking the smoking ban. Anna Racoon broke the story
“Nick was actually jailed for non-payment of the fine originally imposed for a ‘mass smoke-in’ on the day the ban came into force in 2007 in his pub, the ‘Swan and Barristers’ in Bolton. He no longer has that pub. He was fined again when council inspectors walked into his present pub and discovered a group of customers smoking – Nick wasn’t even on the premises.”
Nick is now in a debtors jail for not paying his £10,000 fine. A campaign has been started by Anna and Old Holborn has raised £6,200 towards the £8,664.50 he needs to get out of a jail, described as one of the most violent in the country, by next week. For the state to lock this man away for this when every day violent criminals walk free beggars believe. Please dig into your pockets to raise that extra two and half grand.