Berkshire

Reading woman bought children cigarettes and alcohol

A woman has been fined for buying cigarettes and alcohol for children aged 13 to 15 in a Reading suburb.

The 29-year-old was spotted buying the goods in Whitley before handing them to the group of children in a bag.

She was given an £80 penalty notice order by police and a trading standards team who were on a test purchasing exercise.

A Reading Borough Council spokesman said the fine for buying alcohol for people under 18 can be up to £5,000.

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