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Friday, 24 October 2014

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Barrow traders praised following council sting

RETAILERS have been praised after they refused to serve under aged drinkers and smokers in a council sting.

Cumbria County Council’s Trading Standards team carried out the operations in Barrow and Carlisle.

However, a number of retailers did still break the rules in selling alcohol to a “proxy purchaser” where it is clear that the adult is buying to supply to a child.

Angela Jones, Cumbria Trading Standards manager, said: “I am very pleased that all the retailers tested refused direct sales of either alcohol or tobacco.

“I am however disappointed that some retailers are not aware of the requirements preventing the proxy sale of alcohol.

“Current research indicates that proxy supply of alcohol to children by adults still substantially contributes to the access young persons have to alcohol.

“We are currently providing advice and education to businesses that flout the proxy rules but may consider more formal action in the future.”

Anyone with any information regarding the possible supply of alcohol or tobacco to underage people can let Trading Standards know by contacting Consumer Direct on 0845 4040 506.

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