Northampton

Corby store's alcohol licence reviewed

Police have asked a council to review a Corby supermarket's licence to sell alcohol after it sold vodka and cider to children.

Corby Borough Council's licensing panel will decide on Tuesday whether to take away the licence of the Londis store in Rockingham Road.

Northamptonshire Police said it was concerned at the store's "blatant disregard of the welfare of children".

No-one was available to comment from Londis.

A report by the police to the panel said that in June 2010, trading standards officers carried out a test purchase operation where a 14-year-old girl was sold a bottle of WKD Original Vodka Blue "without any checks or challenge".

In October 2010 the police licensing unit conducted test purchases with two children, aged 15 and 16, who bought two bottles of strong white cider without being challenged.

During this operation, police discovered a man in a "state of extreme intoxication lying on the pavement against the shop window".

He told officers he could go "back into the shop and get more alcohol".

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