Best One in Shirley Road and Family Food Store in Warren Avenue, Southampton, have licences suspended for selling alcohol to youngsters

Stores caught selling booze to youngsters see licences suspended

Best One in Shirley Road

Family Food Store in Warren Avenue

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Political reporter

TWO Southampton shops have been given second chances after selling alcohol to youngsters.

Both Best One in Shirley Road and Family Food Store in Warren Avenue have had their licences suspended after failing police test purchase operations.

Hampshire Constabulary had brought reviews forward against both stores.

A 15-year-old girl was sold a bottle of Lambrini at Best One in June, while police were also concerned that licence holder Olubukunola Bankole did not have a functioning CCTV system and that alcohol was visible from outside the shop.

And a 15-year-old girl also bought a bottle of WKD at Family Food Store in June.

Licensing chiefs voted to suspend Family Food Stores’ licence for one month so the store could meet licence requirements about CCTV.

And Best One has had its licence suspended for between one and three months, while new conditions have been imposed meaning no single cans or super-strength lagers or ciders can be sold.

The orders imposed on the shops are just the latest in a licensing crackdown in the city this summer.

Licensing committee chairman Cllr Matt Tucker said: “We have taken both cases seriously, and should subsequent issues come back to us then it is something we will take a dim view of and it may lead to the premises’ licences being put in jeopardy.”

Last week Shop Local, in Shirley Road, had its licence revoked after alcohol was sold to an under-age youngster for the third time in two years.

And before that the Griffin Inn, in Anglesea Road, had its licence taken away after a string of incidents over the past four years, while The Dorchester Arms, in Onslow Road, has also had its licence revoked after a spate of incidents, including a mass brawl.

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5:45pm Mon 25 Aug 14

likewatchingbrazil says...

so the shops pretty much got off scot free, great
so the shops pretty much got off scot free, great likewatchingbrazil
  • Score: 3

7:23pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Dave of Dibden says...

Lincences should have been revoked perminently to give other shops a warning
Lincences should have been revoked perminently to give other shops a warning Dave of Dibden
  • Score: 7

7:30pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Rocket 1 says...

Dave of Dibden wrote:
Lincences should have been revoked perminently to give other shops a warning
Did you not have a sneaky Beer before you were old enough???
[quote][p][bold]Dave of Dibden[/bold] wrote: Lincences should have been revoked perminently to give other shops a warning[/p][/quote]Did you not have a sneaky Beer before you were old enough??? Rocket 1
  • Score: -4

9:22pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Zexagon says...

Dave of Dibden wrote:
Lincences should have been revoked perminently to give other shops a warning
Yes and a lifetime driving ban for going over 30
[quote][p][bold]Dave of Dibden[/bold] wrote: Lincences should have been revoked perminently to give other shops a warning[/p][/quote]Yes and a lifetime driving ban for going over 30 Zexagon
  • Score: -3

9:00am Tue 26 Aug 14

plastic_fantastic says...

Just these two in Southampton...... Tip of the iceberg more like
Just these two in Southampton...... Tip of the iceberg more like plastic_fantastic
  • Score: 5

9:38am Tue 26 Aug 14

Dimebag28 says...

Kids having a WKD isn't really a major issue compared to all the smackheads drinking on the street first thing in the morning and lasting all day 'excuse me iv lost my bus fare can I have 45p'

These people should be stopped buying drink from shop owners because it makes Shirley look disgusting
Kids having a WKD isn't really a major issue compared to all the smackheads drinking on the street first thing in the morning and lasting all day 'excuse me iv lost my bus fare can I have 45p' These people should be stopped buying drink from shop owners because it makes Shirley look disgusting Dimebag28
  • Score: 5

12:06pm Tue 26 Aug 14

forest hump says...

Rocket 1 wrote:
Dave of Dibden wrote:
Lincences should have been revoked perminently to give other shops a warning
Did you not have a sneaky Beer before you were old enough???
So makes it ok does it? Let's change the licensing laws to allow "sneaky beers". I am not against alcohol. I merely think it should only be available to those who meet the criteria and then use responsibly.
[quote][p][bold]Rocket 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave of Dibden[/bold] wrote: Lincences should have been revoked perminently to give other shops a warning[/p][/quote]Did you not have a sneaky Beer before you were old enough???[/p][/quote]So makes it ok does it? Let's change the licensing laws to allow "sneaky beers". I am not against alcohol. I merely think it should only be available to those who meet the criteria and then use responsibly. forest hump
  • Score: 0

12:09pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

Typical weak kneed licensing committee has yet again failed to send a hard hitting message out to law breakers and has let the police down.---- It has got to be great disappointment for officers who put in lot of efforts to gather evidence, and watching the law breakers get away so lightly. It must be frustrating.----- Shame on the politicians who sit on Licensing Committee, with soft spot for law breakers
Typical weak kneed licensing committee has yet again failed to send a hard hitting message out to law breakers and has let the police down.---- It has got to be great disappointment for officers who put in lot of efforts to gather evidence, and watching the law breakers get away so lightly. It must be frustrating.----- Shame on the politicians who sit on Licensing Committee, with soft spot for law breakers Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: -1

1:59pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Heinz Kiosk says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Typical weak kneed licensing committee has yet again failed to send a hard hitting message out to law breakers and has let the police down.---- It has got to be great disappointment for officers who put in lot of efforts to gather evidence, and watching the law breakers get away so lightly. It must be frustrating.----- Shame on the politicians who sit on Licensing Committee, with soft spot for law breakers
I don't think it's that hard. You just get a 16 year old to go in to buy a can of beer and wait outside to see if she's asked for ID. Hint: she won't be in school uniform.
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: Typical weak kneed licensing committee has yet again failed to send a hard hitting message out to law breakers and has let the police down.---- It has got to be great disappointment for officers who put in lot of efforts to gather evidence, and watching the law breakers get away so lightly. It must be frustrating.----- Shame on the politicians who sit on Licensing Committee, with soft spot for law breakers[/p][/quote]I don't think it's that hard. You just get a 16 year old to go in to buy a can of beer and wait outside to see if she's asked for ID. Hint: she won't be in school uniform. Heinz Kiosk
  • Score: 0

2:00pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Heinz Kiosk says...

forest hump wrote:
Rocket 1 wrote:
Dave of Dibden wrote:
Lincences should have been revoked perminently to give other shops a warning
Did you not have a sneaky Beer before you were old enough???
So makes it ok does it? Let's change the licensing laws to allow "sneaky beers". I am not against alcohol. I merely think it should only be available to those who meet the criteria and then use responsibly.
That's you and me then Humpy. Mine's a pint of Abbot.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rocket 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave of Dibden[/bold] wrote: Lincences should have been revoked perminently to give other shops a warning[/p][/quote]Did you not have a sneaky Beer before you were old enough???[/p][/quote]So makes it ok does it? Let's change the licensing laws to allow "sneaky beers". I am not against alcohol. I merely think it should only be available to those who meet the criteria and then use responsibly.[/p][/quote]That's you and me then Humpy. Mine's a pint of Abbot. Heinz Kiosk
  • Score: 0

4:54pm Tue 26 Aug 14

grampsw says...

They should shut these shops in Shirley, its become an area for drunks and beggars 24 hrs a day its a disgrac'e to the city, but nobody cares on the council!
They should shut these shops in Shirley, its become an area for drunks and beggars 24 hrs a day its a disgrac'e to the city, but nobody cares on the council! grampsw
  • Score: 0

8:48pm Tue 26 Aug 14

forest hump says...

Heinz Kiosk wrote:
forest hump wrote:
Rocket 1 wrote:
Dave of Dibden wrote:
Lincences should have been revoked perminently to give other shops a warning
Did you not have a sneaky Beer before you were old enough???
So makes it ok does it? Let's change the licensing laws to allow "sneaky beers". I am not against alcohol. I merely think it should only be available to those who meet the criteria and then use responsibly.
That's you and me then Humpy. Mine's a pint of Abbot.
Quite like Fullers ESB! need to moderate intake though
[quote][p][bold]Heinz Kiosk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rocket 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave of Dibden[/bold] wrote: Lincences should have been revoked perminently to give other shops a warning[/p][/quote]Did you not have a sneaky Beer before you were old enough???[/p][/quote]So makes it ok does it? Let's change the licensing laws to allow "sneaky beers". I am not against alcohol. I merely think it should only be available to those who meet the criteria and then use responsibly.[/p][/quote]That's you and me then Humpy. Mine's a pint of Abbot.[/p][/quote]Quite like Fullers ESB! need to moderate intake though forest hump
  • Score: 0

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