December 7, 2010
police welcome traders' under-age drinking fines
Police in Burnham-On-Sea have welcomed a court's decision to fine
two traders in the town caught selling alcohol to under-age drinkers.
Ismet Dogan from Zara's Mini Market in Abingdon Street pleaded
guilty to selling alcohol to a person under the age of 18 at a
hearing before Sedgempoor Magistrates and was fined £200
plus a Victims Surcharge of £15 with additional costs
and Patricia Quinnell were recently also fined for two offences
of selling alcohol to minors at The Lighthouse Inn. Magistrates
fined them a total of £860.
Sgt Ian Kennett told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "Police,
working with Somerset Trading Standards, treat licensing issues
very seriously. The fines let it be known that selling alcohol
to people under 18 will not be tolerated."
He added that several Burnham pubs and clubs have succesfully
passed the latest round of under age drinking tests carried out
over the past few weeks.