Shop loses right to sell alcohol in crackdown

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ALCOHOL will be stripped from the shelves of a convenience shop after it sold liquor to children.

Councillors at Havant Borough Council voted for the licence to be suspended for three months at Stop and Shop in Middle Park Way, Leigh Park.

As reported previously, the shop’s proprietors faced the council’s licensing committee for the third occasion after failing to pass test purchases by police and trading standards.

In the latest breach, a volunteer under the age of 18 was sold alcohol on February 20.

The member of staff was fined and has since stopped working for the shop.

A council report states: ‘The sub-committee took a very serious view of the selling of alcohol to persons under the age of 18 and had considered the revocation of the licence but had decided to impose a three-month suspension due to the efforts made to comply with the extra conditions previously imposed.’

All staff will have to complete mandatory training.