Inspectors are working ‘around the clock’ amid fears the curfew could lead to covert drinking sessions.
In Saudi there was a ‘religious police force’ called the Mutawa. Shops and restaurants would be locked up for 30 minutes at every prayer time. Mutawa would stand guard to make sure no-one could get in.
The Mutawa would thump on the doors of restaurants to make sure no-one had the temerity to be actually eating anything at prayer time.
Women were abused for having hair showing or perhaps flashing an ankle.
Well done Westminster City Council for dragging us back to the dark ages.