An Essex store has had its alcohol licence reinstated after offering to check the ID of every customer who purchases alcohol.
The One Stop store in Harlow had its licence revoked in July 2007 after failing a number of test purchases conducted by Essex County Council, but Harlow magistrates have allowed it to sell alcohol provided the No ID No Sale rule is applied to all customers.
Harlow Council safety and licensing manager Peter Bourn admitted that the solution offered by the store was 'draconian', but was hopeful the measure would achieve its aim.
He added: "Store staff know that if they fail to live up to the extremely high standards they have set for themselves then there is a distinct prospect of further action against them."