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.”