South Tyneside business investigated over under-age booze sales.
A South Tyneside business is being investigated for selling booze to an underage youngster after being caught out in an undercover sting by trading standards officers.
Young people were tasked with going into off-licences as part of test purchasing operations carried out by the council team during the recent Darker Nights campaign.
Most traders act responsibly and comply with the law. However underage sales do occur in a minority of cases. Council spokesman A total of eleven businesses were visited with one premises - which can’t be named for legal reasons - now being under investigation.... read more
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