Walthamstow shop owner fined after vodka sold to 14-year-old

A shopowner has been fined after alcohol was sold to a 14-year-old girl.

A shopowner has been fined after alcohol was sold to a 14-year-old girl.

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A shop owner has been fined after alcohol was sold to a 14-year-old girl.

Trading standards sent the girl, along with a 16-year-old boy, to carry out test purchases in Waltham Forest in December last year.

The pair were instructed to tell the truth about their age if challenged by staff.

The girl was sold a bottle of WKD Orginial Blue, which contains vodka, by Gokhan Cakmak at Harvest Food and Wine in Carr Road, Walthamstow.

He was immediately given a Fixed Penalty Notice by police.

Mr Cakmak identified the supervisor of the shop as Mr Cemel Yuce, who was not on the premises at the time of the visit.

After further investigation, the Trading Standards team recommended legal proceedings be instigated against Mr Cemel Yuce under Section 146(1) of the Licensing Act 2003.

Mr Yuce did not attend Thames Magistrates’ Court earlier this month, but the court permitted the matter to proceed in his absence and he was fined £600, with a £60 Victim Surcharge and an order to pay costs of £748.65.

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7:56am Wed 27 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Great job by the council but the proof of the pudding will be collecting the fine from this rogue trader.
Great job by the council but the proof of the pudding will be collecting the fine from this rogue trader. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 12

11:01am Thu 28 Aug 14

ViewpointE4 says...

Council should also revoke his licence to sell acohol
Council should also revoke his licence to sell acohol ViewpointE4
  • Score: 9

4:40pm Thu 28 Aug 14

cynicalsue says...

ViewpointE4 wrote:
Council should also revoke his licence to sell acohol
Completely agree. A fine is hardly going to hurt him.
[quote][p][bold]ViewpointE4[/bold] wrote: Council should also revoke his licence to sell acohol[/p][/quote]Completely agree. A fine is hardly going to hurt him. cynicalsue
  • Score: 6

8:28pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Touchwood says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Great job by the council but the proof of the pudding will be collecting the fine from this rogue trader.
Crikey 'Cornbeefur', I actually agree with you for once!
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Great job by the council but the proof of the pudding will be collecting the fine from this rogue trader.[/p][/quote]Crikey 'Cornbeefur', I actually agree with you for once! Touchwood
  • Score: 3
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