Tolworth newsagent banned from selling booze for three weeks by Kingston Council

No booze: Tolworth newsagent in Red Lion Road. Image: Google Street View

No booze: Tolworth newsagent in Red Lion Road. Image: Google Street View

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A Tolworth newsagent has lost his licence to sell alcohol for three weeks after being caught selling alcopops to a child.

Dinesh Jadav, who runs George’s Post Office in Red Lion Road, was snared by Trading Standards last September when he sold a 16-year-old test purchaser a Smirnoff mixed drink.

It emerged his record of refusals to sell alcohol had last been updated in July 2011 – by a Trading Standards officer.

Residents wrote to Kingston Council in support of Mr Jadav, with one describing him as “a valued cornerstone of the community” and “irreplaceable”.

Another, a resident of over 60 years, said they had had no need to complain about the shop.

The council’s licensing sub-committee ruled Mr Jadav must enforce Challenge 25  – asking everyone who looks under 25 for ID – and maintain an up-to-date register of refusals.

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10:17am Thu 23 Jan 14

helen59 says...

3 weeks !!! what sort of punishment is that !!!
3 weeks !!! what sort of punishment is that !!! helen59
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10:29am Thu 23 Jan 14

DB says...

helen59 wrote:
3 weeks !!! what sort of punishment is that !!!
It is punishment for all of the 16 years olds who will have to wait 3 weeks before their favourite vendor can sell them alcohol again!
[quote][p][bold]helen59[/bold] wrote: 3 weeks !!! what sort of punishment is that !!![/p][/quote]It is punishment for all of the 16 years olds who will have to wait 3 weeks before their favourite vendor can sell them alcohol again! DB
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3:03pm Thu 23 Jan 14

JPR says...

Fine, we will not be having crashed bottles in our driveway like every nights.
3 weeks with less noise.
Fine, we will not be having crashed bottles in our driveway like every nights. 3 weeks with less noise. JPR
  • Score: -2

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