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Suffolk Trading Standards investigating shops in Ipswich, Felixstowe and Saxmundham find three retailers sold alcohol to underage customers



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Three shops in Suffolk were found to sell alcohol to underage customers, according to an investigation by Suffolk Trading Standards.

On Thursday, trading standards officers visited seven premises in Ipswich, Felixstowe and Saxmundham as part of an underage sales operation.

They discovered three of the seven stores sold alcohol to their underage volunteer.

They discovered three of the seven stores sold alcohol to their underage volunteer. Picture: iStock
They discovered three of the seven stores sold alcohol to their underage volunteer. Picture: iStock

A Suffolk Trading Standards spokesperson said the operation came after intelligence was received from police and members of the public on the retailers.

They added that each premises had previously been given advice on their responsibilities and told that officers would be visiting to test their due diligence.

Investigations into the retailers will now continue.

Suffolk Trading Standards asks anyone with information on age restricted products being sold to minors to contact Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.