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Venues served drink to youths

By East Lindsey Target  |  Posted: October 24, 2012

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PENALTY notices were issued to a number of licensed premises for selling alcohol to underage people without checking ID.

A joint agency test purchase operation was carried out with officers from Lincolnshire Police licensing, Lincolnshire Trading Standards and Lincolnshire Police Special Constabulary targeting underage sales of alcohol in Louth and Alford.

Penalty notices were issued to the members of staff who made the sales at the Poacher pub on Eastgate, Louth; Oliver's on Aswell Street, Louth and The George in High Street, Alford.

The premises making sales will be invited to attend formal meetings for advice and best practice to prevent future sales.

These premises will then be retested and if a second sale is made, the licence holder could face prosecution and have their licence reviewed.

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