Cashiers at four Northampton shops fined for trying to sell alcohol to underage children

Officers were making sure premises complied with the Challenge 25 policy."
Officers were making sure premises complied with the Challenge 25 policy."

A police operation in Northampton has resulted in several £90 fines.

The Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Team along with the Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets have conducted the test purchasing operation.

Eleven shops were visited, resulting in seven passes and four failures.

A police spokeswoman said: "In the lead up to Christmas, alcohol sales increase and it is essential that premises are complying with the ‘Challenge 25’ policy."

The four cashiers who failed were issued with a £90 fixed penalty notice along with a letter being sent to the licence holder.

The other seven shops have also been sent a letter, letting them know they passed a test purchase.