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 Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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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