A shop owner has been fined after alcohol was sold to a 14-year-old girl.

Trading standards sent the girl, along with a 16-year-old boy, to carry out test purchases in Waltham Forest in December last year.

The pair were instructed to tell the truth about their age if challenged by staff.

The girl was sold a bottle of WKD Orginial Blue, which contains vodka, by Gokhan Cakmak at Harvest Food and Wine in Carr Road, Walthamstow.

He was immediately given a Fixed Penalty Notice by police.

Mr Cakmak identified the supervisor of the shop as Mr Cemel Yuce, who was not on the premises at the time of the visit.

After further investigation, the Trading Standards team recommended legal proceedings be instigated against Mr Cemel Yuce under Section 146(1) of the Licensing Act 2003.

Mr Yuce did not attend Thames Magistrates’ Court earlier this month, but the court permitted the matter to proceed in his absence and he was fined £600, with a £60 Victim Surcharge and an order to pay costs of £748.65.