A retailer in Surrey has had his license suspended after he was found to be selling alcohol to a shopper under the age of 18.

Ajeet Singh Kapoor, owner of Rajveer Convenience Store, Wrecclesham, near Farnham, attended a hearing at Waverley Borough Council Chambers Court last week.

The court ruled that the store would not be able to sell alcohol for a period of three months and a personal licence holder should be on the premises at all times when alcohol is being sold.

Ajeet was told that he would have to appoint a new designated premises supervisor (DPS) for the store to monitor all restricted sales.

Waverley licensing officer Rab Carnie from Surrey Police said: “The store owner has disregarded their responsibilities as a licensee and only seemed to be concerned about making as much money as they could and ignoring the possible effects on the health and wellbeing of the young people that they were selling alcohol to.

“It is proven that the misuse of alcohol can cause anti-social in young people and businesses that have a licence to sell alcohol have a responsibility to ensure that the conditions of that licence and the law are upheld.”

The police are encouraging anyone that knows illegal alcohol sales are taking place in their area or suspects others are buying for those underage to call 101 and report the incident.