Pub closed following failed test purchase
a result of a second failed test purchase, The Squire Yorke public
house in Wrexham will be closed for a 48 hour period on January 7
North Wales Police, working in partnership
with trading standards, have carried out a number of test purchases
in Wrexham County over the last 12 months. Teenagers under
the age of 18 assist with the operation by entering a number of
licenced premises and attempt to purchase alcoholic
Inspector Mark Williams said; “This is a
tactic that has been used for many years, but there is now a
structured schedule of test purchase operations which will continue
throughout the year.
North Wales Police and Trading Standards work
closely with licensees in order to protect young people and reduce
crime and disorder. I am extremely pleased with the latest
operation, in that the vast majority of premises passed and refused
to serve our test purchasers.
“It is not our intention to catch people out,
but the legislation allows us to ensure that the licenced trade
takes the issue of underage drinking seriously.”
The issue of underage drinking has been at the forefront of
Wrexham Community Safety Partnership’s Christmas
‘Think Safe, Drink Safe’ campaign.