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Published on June 27th, 2011 | by Dean Carr

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Man fined for illegal alcohol and tobacco sales

A MAN was fined £8,000 for illegally selling alcohol and counterfeit cigarettes.

Stephen Henry, 61, pleaded guilty at Knowsley magistrates’ court to two offences of selling counterfeit tobacco and one offence of selling alcohol without a licence.

Henry, of Westminster Grove, Prescot, was offering the goods as part of his business selling soft drinks and crisps door to door.

Officers seized almost 44,000 cigarettes, more than 31kg of hand rolling tobacco and 340 litres of alcohol, along with £5,000 in cash.

Investigations by Knowsley council’s trading standards team and the North West regional illicit tobacco team revealed that a large quantity of the seized tobacco was counterfeit.

Magistrates also instructed that all of the counterfeit items seized should be destroyed.

Source : Liverpool Echo

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Dean Carr

Dean has been involved in alcohol licensing for over 20 years and has helped many independent retailers and corporate clients obtain a licence to sell alcohol or offer late night refreshment, regulated entertainment from all sorts of premises. Dean writes articles for various trade related blogs and is currently Managing Director of the PLT group of companies who run APLH and SCPLH personal alcohol licence courses nationwide. You can contact Dean or a member of his expert licensing team on: 01242 222 188



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