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Prosecution for underage sale of alcohol
Monday 13th June, 2011

A Wigan licensee has been fined for selling alcohol to an underage teenager.

Peter Robinson was prosecuted following a trial at Wigan Magistrates Court on Thursday 9th June 2011 for an offence under the Licensing Act 2003.

Mr Robinson, Licensee and Designated Premises Supervisor of Robinsons Late Spot, 154 Preston Road, Standish was found guilty of selling alcohol to an underage teenager by a member of his staff on 13th August 2010. The sale was made to a 16 year old volunteer working with Wigan Councilís Trading Standards Officers, as part of an underage sales test purchase exercise.

Mr Robinson was fined £350, with £1000 costs plus a Victim Surcharge of £15.
The sales assistant who actually served the alcohol on the night received an £80 penalty notice issued by the Police for the offence.

Julie Middlehurst, Wigan Council Chief Trading Standards Officer, says:
ďAs the premise's Licence Holder, Mr Robinson holds a pivotal position in relation to ensuring that his staff are trained, and capable and able to refuse sales of alcohol to under age children.

"Trading Standards are committed to helping retailers not sell alcohol to under 18s and we have developed our Responsible Retailers Award Scheme which provides training for everyone who works in an off-licence."


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