Published: March 26, 2010
Burnham-On-Sea town centre pub fined over under age drinking

A seafront bar in Burnham-On-Sea has been fined hundreds of pounds for serving alcohol to an under-age customer.

The owner of Chaplins on The Esplanade appeared before Sedgemoor Magistrates this week, where he received a £265 fine and £250 of costs.

It follows an operation last October - which was jointly overseen by Somerset County Council's Trading Standards team and local police - when a number of test purchases were made at pubs and clubs across Burnham.

Sgt Ian Kennett of Burnham Police told "We want licensees to be responsible and to take measures to prevent under-age drinking."

"Licensing issues are one of our current top priorities, having been selected by residents during the latest PACT (Partners and Communities Together) meeting in Burnham-On-Sea."


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