Posted: Thu 17th Sep 2015

Wrexham Pub to Close For 48 Hours After Selling Alcohol to 16-Year-Old for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 17th, 2015

A Wrexham pub has been served with a 48 hour closure notice after selling alcohol to a 16-year-old.

The Eagles Inn, Llangollen Road, Acrefair, has been served the notice by North Wales Police and Trading Standards officers after the premises failed two test purchases within a three month period.

On both occasions alcohol was sold to a 16-year-old.

A closure notice offers the licence holder the opportunity to accept a period of closure as an alternative to criminal prosecution under Section 169A(2) of the Licensing Act, 2003 for Persistently selling alcohol to children

North Wales Police served a Closure Notice prohibiting the sale of alcohol from the premises for a period of 48 hours –  5pm Friday the 18th Sept until 5pm  hours on Sunday 20th Sept, 2015.

Sgt Darren Whibberley said:- “This positive action is an example of the way in which North Wales Police and partners are keen to enforce the licensing legislation to protect children from harm and reduce anti -social behaviour and alcohol related crime and disorder in Wrexham.

“The licensee  is working closely with partners to ensure that staff are fully trained in the prevention of underage sales.

“I would encourage anyone with concerns over underage drinking in Wrexham County to contact  us or Wrexham County Borough Council so that we can  take action where necessary .

“As with the Eagles Inn, the vast majority of the licensed premises in the district are committed to dealing robustly with the issue of underage drinking.”

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