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Nisa store in Ribbleton could lose alcohol licence

Posted on - 22nd January, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Ribbleton
The Nisa Extra store

The Nisa Extra store

A Preston off-licence is to have its ability to sell alcohol reviewed.

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Nisa Local on Miller Road, Ribbleton, is subject to a licensing review after Lancashire Police called it in.

A list of 20 incidents at the store since April last year has been submitted for councillors to consider.

They range from children stealing alcohol, windows of the store being smashed and a 16-year-old being able to buy booze during a police test purchase operation.

The latest sale of alcohol to a child took place in mid-October when a 15-year-old boy was able to buy a bottle of Blue WKD without being challenged about his age.

Five days later Police Superintendent Edward Thistlethwaite signed a closure notice due to the store peristently selling alcohol to children.

Sergeant John Lovick, who is responsible for police licensing in Preston, says there is a risk of crime and disorder in the area due to the store.

And Nisa is not keeping to its licence of protecting children from harm.

Councillors on Preston City Council’s licensing sub-committee will hear from the police and the store at a hearing on Tuesday 28 January at the Town Hall.

They can choose to strip the store of its licence, do nothing, or a number of other restrictions could be imposed on the store.

You can read the documents submitted by Lancashire Police to the council.

Blog Preston has contacted the Nisa Extra chain but not had any response.

Do you live in the area? What do you think about the licensing review? Let us know in the comments below

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