Couple fined £2,500 after selling can of Fosters to 16-year-old
PUBLISHED: 13:08 12 March 2019
A husband and wife have been fined £2,645 for selling alcohol to an underage teenager.
A 16 year-old boy was sold a can of Fosters at the shop, Angel Store in Royal Parade, Church Street, Dagenham, without staff checking his age or asking for ID on August 10, 2017 in a test purchase.
Cllr Margaret Mullane, cabinet member for enforcement and community safety, said: “This case shows we absolutely won’t allow underage alcohol sales to take place.
“We welcome businesses but they have to act in a manner that is socially acceptable and operate according to the letter of the law.”
Chuks Anyijiobi, the shop owner, was found guilty and ordered to pay a £450 fine, a £45 victim surcharge and £1,000 costs to Barking and Dagenham Council at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on February 1.
Joelle Anyijiobi, who holds the shop’s licence to sell alcohol, was also found guilty and fined £120 with a £30 victim surcharge. She was also ordered to pay £1,000 costs to the council.
Anyone with concerns about businesses selling alcohol or other products to underage people can email firstname.lastname@example.org