Soho nightclub founder and ex-Met officer face bribery trial next year

Founder of Soho celebrity nightclub Cirque le Soir and ex-Met Police sergeant, 48, face trial in April next year over ‘bribery plot after probe into inappropriate relationshipsbetween officers and local businesses

  • Ryan Bishti, 41, and Frank Partridge, 48, will face trial over an alleged bribery plot
  • Partridge is a former Met Police sergeant in the Westminster police licensing unit
  • Entrepreneur Bishti launched London’s Cirque le Soir club in Soho in 2009
  • Charges come following investigation into allegedly inappropriate relationships between police officers and local businesses
  • Judge at Southwark Crown Court set a provisional court date for 17 四月 2023
  • The founder of an exclusive Soho celebrity nightclub and a former police sergeant accused of a bribery plot will stand trial in April next year.

    Entrepreneur Ryan Bishti, 41, who launched 伦敦‘s Cirque le Soir in 2009, 和 Frank Partridge, 48, an ex-sergeant in the Westminster police licensing unit, were charged with conspiracy to commit bribery after a long-running probe.

    Investigators at the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards Anti-Corruption Command had looked into alleged inappropriate relationships between police officers and people running local businesses.

    Frank Partridge (图为), 48, an ex-sergeant in the Westminster police licensing unit, and entrepreneur Ryan Bishti, 41, who launched London 's Cirque le Soir in 2009, were charged with conspiracy to commit bribery after a long-running probe. They will face a trial in 2023

    Frank Partridge (图为), 48, an ex-sergeant in the Westminster police licensing unit, and entrepreneur Ryan Bishti, 41, who launched London ‘s Cirque le Soir in 2009, were charged with conspiracy to commit bribery after a long-running probe. They will face a trial in 2023

    Others accused of involvement in the conspiracy include Bishti’s mother Pamela, 66, and Terry Neil, 55, the boss of security firm TSS, accused of conspiracy to commit bribery between February 2013 和六月 2015.

    Neil’s ex-wife Soraya Henderson, 56, and Eamonn Mulholland, 54, Hassan Serdoud, 55, and Anna Ginandes, 44, also face the same conspiracy charge.

    Seven of them except Henderson, including Partridge dressed in a grey suit and white shirt, appeared via video-link at Southwark Crown Court and did not enter any pleas to the charges.

    Judge Deborah Taylor set a provisional date for the twelve-week trial for 17 四月 2023.

    Bishti owns several other clubs in the capital and TSS was a company that supplied door staff to Soho clubs.

    Entrepreneur Ryan Bishti, 41, launched London 's Cirque le Soir (图为) 在 2009. He owns several other clubs in the capital

    Entrepreneur Ryan Bishti, 41, launched London ‘s Cirque le Soir (图为) 在 2009. He owns several other clubs in the capital

    Cirque le Soir became a celebrity hotspot after its launch in 2009, attracting stars including Cara Delevingne, 麦莉·赛勒斯(Miley Cyrus), and Rihanna.

    Partridge, of Wing, 白金汉郡, is charged with four counts of conspiracy to committ bribery between the 1st February 2013 and 25th June 2015.

    Ryan Bishti, from south Kensington, Pamela Bishti, of Croydon, Serdoud and Ginandes, both Camden, 尼尔, 泥沼, 亨德森, of Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe, Mulholland, 她是伊斯灵顿的一名议员, also charged with conspiracy to commit bribery during that same period.

    They were bailed unconditionally ahead of a further hearing at Southwark Crown Court on April 25.

    They were bailed unconditionally ahead of a further hearing at Southwark Crown Court on April 25.