10 pubs and licenced shops across the Fareham area have all passed the test of not serving alcohol to underage people, as part of a test purchasing operation by Hampshire Police.
Underage volunteers, along with plain clothed police officers from the Licensing team, went into the shops and pubs on Saturday 1 February, to see if they would be sold alcohol.
All of the premises passed the test by asking the young people for I.D when trying to buy alcohol. They then refused service when they saw that they were underage. This is the first time that all the shops and pubs have passed the test over the past year.
Chairman of the Community Safety Partnership, Cllr Arthur Mandry said: "This result shows that the hard work of the Community Safety Partnership has paid off. I would like to thank everyone for their commitment to reducing underage alcohol sales in the Borough. It's also good to see that the premises who failed last year have improved their systems and taken our advice on board."
Licensing Officer PC Jason Pearce said: "This type of testing will continue to help maintain these high standards and reduce alcohol fuelled anti-social behaviour in Fareham. I would like to thank everyone for their continued support and hard work."
If anyone knows of any licenced premises selling alcohol to those under the age of 18, please contact the licensing team on 101.
Notes to editor:
The below Fareham premises were tested during the operation on 01/02/14:
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This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
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