Bexley Police arrest 11 people in crackdown on licensing offences

PUBLISHED: 06:00 17 September 2013

A total of 11 people were arrested in Bexley on Friday and Saturday, as police cracked down on crimes relating to licensing issues.

Two premises were found to be selling alcohol to underage youths after volunteer police cadets conducted test purchase operations at a number of off licenses and shops.

Arrests were made for offences including ABH, immigration offences and drink driving.

Insp Paul Sanders, from Bexley Police, said: “Licensing impacts upon everyday community life - in our shops and supermarkets this means people do not sell knives, harmful substances or alcohol to young people. In our pubs and clubs it means that alcohol is sold and consumed in a responsible way, on our roads it means that vehicles such as taxis are properly licensed and safe.

“These are just some examples of how licensing affects all of our daily activities, and we will continue to commit resources to this and work extremely hard with our partners to tackle these areas in the future.”

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