Dagenham off-licence at centre of forged training log allegations loses licence for 21 days
A newsagent’s shop that sold alcohol to minors lost its licence amid concerns it may have forged training logs.
B & C Newsagents in Dagenham has been banned from selling alcohol for three weeks after training records it gave to police were found to include similar handwriting, identical answers and grammatical errors.
The shop in Bennett’s Castle Lane was caught selling alcohol to a youth in August 2009, then allowed a 15-year-old to buy a can of beer in an undercover sting by trading standards officers on August 20 last year.
Pc Corrine Holland told a licensing meeting at Dagenham Civic Centre on January 31: “We have concerns about the validity over the training records.”
Police also raised concerns over a staff member’s suitability to sell alcohol, given his poor eyesight and command of English.
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Licence holder Yogendran Sivachelvan, 42, told the Post last month that he wanted to retain his licence and believed that he could.
But no one from the shop attended the licensing meeting and the three-week suspension was imposed to allow for extra staff training.
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