A London store trader has had to pay out more than £2,000 after selling alcohol to a 16-year-old in a test purchase sting.

Newham Council prosecuted Ali Kekec, of Zaga Superstore in Forest Gate, after a young volunteer was sold two bottles of Bacardi Breezer.

On top of a £500 fine he was found liable for £1,500 costs and a victim surcharge of £15.

Newham councillor Andrew Baikie warned that the council would prosecute any business that "flouted" the law.

He said: "It is unacceptable that there are businesses in the borough that are selling alcohol to children."

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