The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Friday, April 06, 2007

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According to Sky News:-
New powers for police and trading standards officers mean licensees can be fined up to £10,000 if they are caught selling alcohol to underage children three times in a three-month period.
They can also have their their licence suspended for up to three months.

I can confidently predict that not a single licensee will fall foul of this in the next twelve months.
The key words are 'if they are caught' and 'three times'.
There are a few greedy lazy or irresponsible people who sell drink to underage kids (rather than to their mates that is) but just how many are there who will get caught at monthly intervals?