Leicester

Oadby and Wigston pubs fail police test purchases

Police have said they are disappointed half the pubs in a test operation in Leicestershire served alcohol to a person under 18.

Officers focused on 10 premises in Oadby and Wigston which had seen reports of anti-social behaviour.

At the weekend a 15-year-old girl was sent into pubs with instructions to give her true age if asked. Five of the premises sold her alcohol.

Police said the pubs faced fines if they failed test purchases again.

Sgt James Cross said: "We know that young people who are under the influence of alcohol can cause a nuisance and we want those young people to know that they can't come to Oadby and Wigston for alcohol.

"I will be working with the premises that have failed this test, to ensure that their practices are improved and that sufficient staff training is in place to ensure that similar incidents do not continue to occur."

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