Anglesey Pubs to close for selling to under 18's.

31/12/2012

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 January 2013.

 

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 programmes’.

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