Anglesey Pubs to close for selling to under 18's.
Six Public House’s on Anglesey are to close for three days after
selling alcohol to under age drinkers. Police handed
the six pubs on Anglesey a notice to shut for 72 hours.
The move followed recent ‘test purchase
operations’ in which alcohol was sold to people under 18 on two
separate occasions within a three month period.
A North Wales Police spokesperson said “The
Crown Inn Bodedern, Liverpool Arms Amlwch, Gazelle and
Victoria Hotel Menai Bridge, Tafarn Ty Gwyn Llanfairpwll and the
George And Dragon Beaumaris had been given the choice to close for
a period of time as an alternative to prosecution for repeatedly
selling alcohol to people under the age of 18.”
Police completed 2 test purchases in September
and December with initially thirteen public houses found selling
alcohol, reducing to nine on the second occasion. In December
nine bar staff were issued with £80 fixed penalty notices with six
Licensees also being issued the optional closure notice.
The Crown Inn and Tafarn Ty Gwyn will close
4-7th January 2013.
The Gazelle, Victoria Hotel, George and
Dragon, Liverpool Arms will close between 11-14th
Anglesey Acting Inspector Gethin Jones says ‘
These initiatives will continue as they reinforce the partnership
with Isle of Anglesey Council Licensing Department and our joint
aim to tackle sales to under age persons and reduce age related
alcohol anti-social behaviour. We ask that all Licensees
contact the Licensing Department and partake in their training