Booze breach store set to learn its fate

A DATE has been set for the licence review of a shop which was caught selling alcohol to children and not paying duty on spirits.

Northamptonshire trading standards officials ordered the review of the licence for Pysio, in High Street, Corby.

The hearing will take place at the Corby Cube at 2pm on Wednesday, April 11.

In a report, health protection manager Damian Wilkins says: “The grounds for this review application arise from alcohol being sold to children on two separate occasions during 2011.

“The first instance was in July 2011 where a can of lager was sold to a 15-year-old child. The second was in October 2011 where two cans of lager were sold to a 16-year-old child.

“On a separate occasion in October 2010, 28 bottles of spirits were found on which the duty had not been paid.

“Subsequently at the time of the under age test purchase operation in July 2011 mentioned above, a further 14 bottles of spirit were found on which the duty had again not been paid.”

Options open to the hearing include modifying the licence, suspending it for up to three months or revoking it.