Anglesey pubs caught serving under age drinkers


Geraint Jones

SIX Anglesey pubs have been caught selling alcohol to under age drinkers.

The move comes after North Wales Police conducted test purchase operations where the establishments twice sold alcohol to under 18s within a three month period.

The Crown Inn in Bodedern, Liverpool Arms in Amlwch, the Gazelle and Victoria Hotel in Menai Bridge, Tafarn Ty Gwyn in Llanfairpwll and the George and Dragon in Beaumaris have been given the choice to close for three days rather than be prosecuted for repeatedly selling alcohol to under 18s.

Anglesey Acting Inspector Gethin Jones said: “These initiatives will continue as they reinforce the partnership with Anglesey Council’s licensing department and our joint aim to tackle sales to under age persons and reduce age related alcohol anti-social behaviour.

“We ask that all licensees contact the licensing department and partake in their training programmes.”

Police completed two test purchases in September and December with 13 public houses initially found selling alcohol, reducing to nine on the second occasion.

In December, nine bar staff were issued with £80 fixed penalty notices, with six licensees also being issued the optional closure notice.

The Crown Inn and Tafarn Ty Gwyn will close from January 4-7.

The George and Dragon, the Gazelle, Victoria Hotel and Liverpool Arms will close from January 11-14.


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