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Alcohol license dropped after teen injury

Posted in: Head and Brain Injuries Public Place Accidents Restaurant Accidents 

A fast food shop has been forced to give up their alcohol licence after a teenage boy suffered head injuries having consumed alcohol from their shop. The pizza shop in Ilkeson operated an alcohol delivery service as part of the pizza business. The licensing conditions stated that alcohol could only be delivered with a food order; however, the 15-year-old boy was sold alcohol despite not ordering food, and being underage. The licence holders of the Briggs off-license, in Nottingham Road, were warned by a Derbyshire police officer following the incident.

The police licensing team found that the licensing conditions had been breached.  Gurnek Singh Bhatti and Jasbir Kaur Bhatti have surrendered their alcohol licence to Erewash Borough Council. Councillor Barbara Harrison, Erewash Borough Council’s lead member for environment, said: “The sale of alcohol to minors is a criminal offence and we, as the licensing authority, will not hesitate in revoking a trader’s licence or taking the matter further if there is any breach of the law.

Urged to phone crimestoppers

Sgt Mark Lomas said that problems concerning alcohol sales are found all over the UK, and said: “young people will always want to try and get hold of alcohol”. He urges anyone with information regarding alcohol being sold to underage individuals or other licensing infringements to phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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