THE owner of a Southampton shop wants to extend the hours he can sell alcohol.

Best One in St Mary Street currently has a licence to sell alcohol until 8pm.

But Ahmad Khushdil has applied to the city council to extend that until 10pm.

He will go before the council’s licensing committee on July 31, but Hampshire Constabulary has objected to his application.

Officers say the shop is located in an area with a high level of antisocial behaviour, and that extending the licence could encourage more drinking in the street.