Store loses licence to sell alcohol

Store loses licence to sell alcohol

Store loses licence to sell alcohol

First published in News

A SOUTHAMPTON convenience store has lost its licence to sell alcohol.

Shop Local, in Shirley Road, was already on a “second chance” after a police review last year.

But now the shop has been stripped of its licence following a second review launched after a teenager was allowed to buy alcohol.

Licence-holder Zain Ali faced licensing chiefs last year after alcohol was sold to youngsters under 18 on two occasions.

Conditions were imposed on the store, including having a functioning CCTV system, a refusals log and extra training.

Daxeshkumar Patel then took over the day-to-day running of the shop as designated premises supervisor, but Mr Ali remained the official licence-holder.

Police made a number of visits to the shop after last year’s hearing, but found that there while there was a CCTV system and refusals log in place, they were not being maintained properly.

In June alcohol was sold to a 17-year-old as part of a police test purchase operation.

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12:10pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

For a change it is good decision by the licensing authority to believe and support the police by cracking hard against law breakers rather than usual practice of falling for various sob stories of those who think they are above the law
For a change it is good decision by the licensing authority to believe and support the police by cracking hard against law breakers rather than usual practice of falling for various sob stories of those who think they are above the law Paramjit Bahia
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