Posted: Tue 31st May 2016

Underage Sales Operation By Merthyr Tydfil Trading Standards Leads To Successful Prosecution

This article is old - Published: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

On 31st May 2016 at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates Court, Coolfoods Ltd trading at Chestnut Way, Gurnos, Merthyr Tydfil pleaded guilty to supplying alcohol to a 16 year old girl and operating outside their alcohol licence conditions by failing to have a personal licence holder on the premise and not operating a refusal register. The company were fined a total of £445 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £425. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The case follows an underage sales operation conducted by the Trading Standards Service at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, where a 16 year old volunteer was served a 2 litre bottle of cider. Following the sale officers entered the shop, where it was also discovered that the business had been operating in contravention of their licensing conditions. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Paul Lewis, Trading Standards and Licensing Manager, said: “The health and safety risks posed to children from alcohol are well documented, alongside the anti-social behaviour our communities suffer from underage drinkers”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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