Published: March 2, 2010
Burnham pubs fail police checks on door staff and under-age sales

Two pubs in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge face possible prosecution after serving alcohol to under-age drinkers, it emerged this week.

And, separately, two pubs in Burnham-On-Sea are being investigated by police in connection with breaches of door staff security laws.

Sgt Ian Kennett confirmed to that eight pubs were assessed when youngsters made test purchases over the last few days.

"Of the eight pubs and clubs that were tested, two failed - one in Highbridge and one in Burnham," said Sgt Kennett.

It comes after Burnham police also conducted a new round of checks on door staff at pubs and clubs in Burnham-On-Sea - and found two people breaking the rules.

Sgt Kennett added: "The two breaches of the Private Security Act in Burnham are currently being investigated - these are in addition to the earlier breach at Brean in January."

Police and Security Industry Authority staff made a check in January when one person was found to be in breach, as previously reported here by


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