Kent c-store owner Rammy Patel recently staged a ‘No ID No Sale’ day at his store to raise awareness of the problem of underage drinking.

Rammy, who runs the Nisa Local store in Welling, gathered local councillors, trading standards officers, police and community officers and other retailers to his store on September 3. He said: “I was talking to my local police officer about an idea to try to get all local stores pulling in the same direction about alcohol sales to benefit the community as a whole. I held the ‘No ID No Sale’ day to inspire other local stores to work together to combat underage drinking by sharing ideas and local knowledge.

“With the help of the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) I got local authorities to come down and advise on how we can work together to combat this problem.”