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Licensees Warned Of Under-Age Drinking Crackdown

Monday December 17 2012

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POLICE have warned that a number of operations will be underway this month to crack down on underage drinking.

Pubs, clubs and other licenses premises will be subject to test purchasing operations where teenagers aged just 15 and 16 will be sent in to attempt to buy alcohol. 

Anyone that fails will be issued a fine by police and given a warning - and if they fail twice they will be asked to either close for 48 hours or be prosecuted.

Superintendent Shaun Morley said: “We want to tackle underage drinking over the Christmas period and if we can get the licensed premises to be extra vigilant then we are some way to achieving this.

“The test purchasing operations will be targeting those premises we have relevant intelligence to suggest they are serving alcohol to underage people."

In Barnsley last month, 60 premises were visited and tested - 14 failed.

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Reply Posted by Hannah on Monday December 17 2012 at 12:09
Do Quasis, DO QUASIS - they should have been shut down a long time ago!!

Reply Posted by kayleigh on Monday December 17 2012 at 16:16
alot of places are serving people underage mum and dad used to have a pub and they tried to catch us out but dint wrk as mum served em n asked for id they dint av it so dint get served but there was a guy sat in corner watchin weird

Reply Posted by Liam on Saturday December 22 2012 at 15:31
You'll never be able to stop underage drinking, kids will always find a way of getting alcohol, also a lot of shop round will sell to kids just for an extra profit and sales, also evan if kids can't get the drink them self there is always someone who will buy it for them .