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Police secure closure order on convenience store following concerns over supply of alcohol to children


POLICE have secured a closure order on a Warrington convenience store for three months following concerns over the supply of alcohol to young children.

Best One, on Loushers Lane in Latchford, also received reports to police of anti-social behaviour and disorder.

Officers imposed a 48-hour closure notice on the store on Monday 14 June 2021.
A full closure of the premises was successfully granted at Warrington Magistrates Court today, Wednesday 16 June.
Sergeant Mark Spaven, of Warrington Local Policing Unit, said: “Best One had been of huge concern to members of the public, in particular a number of parents who believed employees at the store were selling alcohol to their children.
“They did the right thing by reporting this to both police and partner agencies who then worked together. We made numerous attempts to engage and provide support to the owners of the store in a bid to prevent this from taking place and to protect young children and the local community.
“However despite our best efforts, staff continued to serve underage youths, the anti-social behaviour and disorder continued and we had no choice but to apply for the shop to be closed.”
Officers will regularly check the convenience store over the next three months to ensure that the order is not breached.
To report incidents of concern in your community please call Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or report online via www.cheshire.police.uk

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