Shopkeepers Have Alcohol Licenses Revoked

Councillor Rachel Harris said the council "won’t hesitate to prosecute where shop keepers are not diligent"

Two Pensnett shopkeepers have been fined and stripped of their licences after selling alcohol to two 15 year olds.

LA member of staff at SSK Convenience Store in Church Street, sold the lager during a routine test purchase exercise carried out by Dudley trading standards in January 

Dudley licensing committee revoked the premises licence in April, which was appealed and later dismissed meaning it now remains void.

Licence holder Thanikan Packiyanathan, 35, of, Milton Keynes was found guilty in his absence of  three offences under the Licensing Act 2003  including selling alcohol to a child and not displaying his licence on the premises.

He was fined £440 and ordered to pay costs of £539 and a victim surcharge of £44.

Pirashanthakumar Thangarasa Kings Heath, Birmingham, who was the designated premises supervisor, pleaded guilty to the sale of alcohol to a child. 

He was fined £180 and ordered to pay costs of £539 and a victim surcharge of £30. And also stripped of his personal licence on the grounds of not being fit to hold a licence. 

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