Alcohol taken away by police

Bargain Booze on Bridge Street Sutton Bridge that has been raided by the police and they have siezed the booze

Bargain Booze on Bridge Street Sutton Bridge that has been raided by the police and they have siezed the booze

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POLICE swooped to clear the shelves at a Sutton Bridge shop on Monday after it allegedly continued to sell alcohol without a licence.

Around 120 crates of alcohol was loaded into vans after the owners of Bargain Booze flouted a four-week suspension of its licence issued after it was caught selling to under-18s during an undercover sting.

Bargain Booze on Bridge Street Sutton Bridge that has been raided by the police and they have siezed the booze

Bargain Booze on Bridge Street Sutton Bridge that has been raided by the police and they have siezed the booze

The management had 21 days from the decision made by South Holland District Council’s licensing committee on December 9 to appeal before the suspension came into force, but spot checks by trading standards and police on Saturday and Monday found alcohol was still on sale at the Bridge Road premises after the deadline.

Sgt Jock Watt, of Lincolnshire Police’s licensing team, said: “There has been no appeal lodged and as a result they are committing an offence.

“We will now look to prosecute through the courts and apply for a forfeiture and destruction order of the alcohol.”