Top Cop warns bars and nightclubs not to sell alcohol or cigarettes to minors

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    Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is warning all bars and nightclubs not to sell alcohol or cigarettes to minors.

    Speaking on CNC3 this morning, he says for the last few years not a single person has been charged for the offence, but says there will be a strong approach to the upcoming Christmas and Carnival seasons.

    Mr Griffith says he intends to place undercover officers at every corner throughout the country to deal with this issue.

    Meanwhile Public Information Ambassador of the TTPS Ancil Forde believes it is the duty of parents, adults or even the proprietor of a business to protect children from alcohol or cigarettes.

     

    Mr Forde says Section 60.1 of the Liquor Licenses Act states that a person who knowingly sells, or allows another person to sell intoxicating liquor to a child, under the age of 18 years, whether for the child’s own use or not, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction for a 1st offence to a fine of $7500, and in the case of a 2nd offence to a fine of $10,000 and to a term of imprisonment for one year.

    In the case of a 3rd or subsequent offence, to a fine of $15,000 and a term of imprisonment for two years.

    Mr Forde was speaking on TV6 this morning.