Four men are due to attend Preston Police Station after off-license premises were found to be selling alcohol to children.
During a crackdown on underage drinking a 16-year-old girl was able to buy alcohol from four of the 11 off-licenced premises visited by plain clothed police officers.
In a statement following the operation, PC Julie Stewart from Preston Police’s Licensing Department highlighted the risks of underage drinking.
She said: “Selling alcohol to children is not only against the law but can also put these children at risk.
“We will continue to carry out similar operations and will take robust action against those who disregard their responsibilities when it comes to refusing sales to under-18s.”
The action came as Lancashire Constabulary launched a week-long campaign to highlight the realities of dealing with drunkenness and alcohol-related incidents.
The In Focus: Alcohol Harm initiative was part of a national campaign which saw police forces across the country patrolling drinking hotspots as the college and university fresher’s season got underway.
Officers in Preston also distributed posters to on and off-licences in the area surrounding the University of Central Lancashire to help promote safe drinking messages.
In addition leaflets were distributed around the Moor Nook area.