Nottingham

Weekend alcohol ban for Oxton pub after underage sales

A Nottingham pub whose staff served underage drinkers alcohol has had its alcohol licence suspended for the coming weekend.

Bar staff at Ye Olde Bridge Inn in Nottingham Road in Oxton twice sold alcohol to youngsters and now a formal notice has been issued, police said.

A 16-year-old was sent to the pub on a test purchase in March and three weeks later a 15-year-old was served.

The pub cannot serve alcohol from noon on Saturday until noon on Monday, 19 July.

Ch Supt Dave Wakelin, Nottinghamshire Police's divisional commander for Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood, said: "The staff who sold the drinks have also been issued with £80 fixed penalty notices.

"Alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour causes general misery to peaceful, law abiding people in our communities and they should not have to put up with it.

"Some young people involved in this activity are under 18 who themselves are vulnerable whilst under the influence of alcohol.

"Parents and the licensing trade, both pubs and shops, must all take their responsibility seriously around alcohol and young people.

"Underage drinking will not be tolerated in Nottinghamshire."

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