Underage alcohol sales targeted in Derbyshire Dales

A crackdown in part of Derbyshire has found pubs selling alcohol to under age teenagers.

Police and trading standards officers visited premises in Ashbourne, Wirksworth and Matlock in the Derbyshire Dales.

Results of a series of test purchases found two pubs in Ashbourne sold alcohol to 16-year-old volunteers.

A Derbyshire Police spokesperson said the two employees were given £80 fixed penalty notices.

PC Sandra Barlow said: ""Selling alcohol to underage youngsters is a serious issue and we will be working with the licensees and their staff to make sure this doesn't happen again.

"Staff at any premises which sells alcohol should never be afraid to ask younger customers to show proof of age."

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