Licensee hit by sales penalty for failing test purchase operations

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A publican has had to suspend alcohol sales for 28 days after failing two test-purchase operations last year, as part of a crackdown by police in the area.

The Marine Boathouse in Skegness, Lincolnshire, failed test operations on 5 August and 27 October 2011 after police had visited the premises on 3 April to find underage people drinking on-site.

East Lindsey licensing authority has now included the following modifications to the licence: a Challenge 25 policy; all staff to undergo an alcohol awareness course; the designated premises supervisor to undergo a training course; the premises to show a sign saying it has breached underage sales; the site to keep a log of all attempted under-18 purchases; have a minimum of one Security Industry Authority-registered door supervisor and to undergo a weekly independent test purchase operation.

Host Dean Gillison was asked to undertake a personal licence training course in the next two months.

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