OFFICERS are winning the battle against underage alcohol sales in Fareham.

Just one boozer out of 15 shops and pubs was caught selling grog to youngsters by police during their latest test purchasing operation.

The Coach and Horses in Titchfield failed the test purchase on Saturday (Oct11) and was issued with a £80 fixed penalty notice.

Licensing officers were pleased to find that six pubs in the borough and eight shops all passed with flying colours.

Sergeant Roy Jennings, licensing officer, said: "This is a very good result for Fareham traders and we will continue with these test purchasing operations in the future."