As 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 and 8.
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 drinks.
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.
(Pic: Squire Yorke as of 12:30 today).