Dagenham shop banned from selling super strength alcohol

Cost Cutter, in Wood Lane, Dagenham

Cost Cutter, in Wood Lane, Dagenham - Credit: Archant

A convenience store has been banned from selling super- strength alcohol after counterfeit labels were found on bottles of spirits.

Costcutter, Wood Lane, Dagenham, will not be able to sell lager, perries, or cider with more than 6.5 per cent alcohol volume for three months.

The decision was made by Barking and Dagenham Ccouncil’s licensing and regulatory board last week, following an application from trading standards for the shop’s alcohol licence to be reviewed.

It comes after counterfeit labels were found on bottles during a trading standards inspection on April 26. Such labels are often used to disguise spirits sold without payment of duty.

When contacted by the Post, Costcutter licence-holder, Satnam Singh Chhoker, did not want to comment.