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Ribbleton shop has alcohol licence stripped after selling booze to a child

Posted on - 8th May, 2024 - 11:04am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston Council, Preston News, Ribbleton
The shop in Miller Road has been stripped of its licence to sell alcohol Pic: Blog Preston

An off-licence in Ribbleton has been stripped of its ability to sell booze.

Khan Stores in Miller Road was caught selling alcohol to a 15-year-old child.

Preston Police applied for a review of the premises licence covering the Ribbleton shop which is trading as Jiyan Convenience Store.

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Councillors, at a licensing review meeting during Tuesday 16 April, heard about ‘poor management of the premises’ and ‘non-compliance of conditions of the premises licence’.

The licensing sub-committee decided to revoke the premises licence. The shop can now choose to appeal.

PC Ste Connolly from Police Licensing said: “We welcome the decision of the licensing sub-committee, which was necessary to address the issues at the premises and we hope that this will send out a strong message to shopkeepers and licensees that irresponsibly sell alcohol to those who are underage.

“This decision helps us to tackle alcohol harm in Preston and we will continue to work closely with the local community and our partners to help to keep the public safe.”

If the shop ignores the new conditions then the police and city council could prosecute under the Licensing Act which could see an unlimited fine and/or six months imprisonment along with alcohol products being seized.

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