News Alcohol licence Scotland

Published on July 11th, 2013 | by Dean Carr


Premises Licence Revoked Due to Underage Sales

The Day to Day store in Glasgow has had its Premises Licence revoked, as the manager had sold alcohol to an 11 year old child, a massive 7 years under the legal age limit to buy alcohol.

Mr Babu asked the boy and his friends to pull down the shutters whilst the sale took place. He also asked the child to put the can of alcohol down his trousers to avoid raising suspicion. The illegal sale was a blatant disregard to one of the four main licensing objectives ‘protection of children from harm’.

The impressionable child was rushed to hospital with alcohol poising, resulting in the manager Mr Mohammad Babu to lose his personal licence and the stores much needed Premises Licence. The court added: “I have never encountered such a blatant example of underage sales. I cannot see any circumstances where you should enjoy a licence again.”

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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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