Four shops found selling booze to under 18s

Some of the seized alcohol. Picture: @PrestonPolice

Some of the seized alcohol. Picture: @PrestonPolice

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Four shops that sold alcohol to children have been fined after a police test purchasing operation last night.

The four Preston stores – on Ribbleton Avenue, Kent Street, Plungington Road and Friargate – were each issued with a £90 fine.

Police visited nine shops yesterday evening to test if the correct checks were made before alcohol is sold. Five passed, but four failed.

A Preston police spokesman said: “Staff at each of the premises have been issued with £90 fines.

“These operations are conducted thanks to intelligence that we receive from the community. You can pass this information easily online by visiting Preston Police’s Facebook page.”