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Off-licence barred from selling alcohol after two girls hospitalised

AN OFF-LICENCE that sold vodka to two 14-year old girls who ended up in hospital with alcohol poisoning has been stripped of its licence by Lambeth Council. Staff at Bola Brothers Food and Wine on Streatham High Road, Streatham, have been branded “irresponsible” after the two girls ended up in St Georges Hospital in November … Continue reading

Council strips Brixton shops of licences

Two Brixton off-licences have been stripped of their licences by Lambeth Council over concerns about crime and public safety. All Stars Food and Wine, in Coldharbour Lane, broke the law by selling counterfeit and smuggled alcohol. Councillors on the licensing-sub committee heard how police and Lambeth Trading Standard officers also found improvised weapons, including a … Continue reading

Underage sales lead to fines for 18 shopkeepers, but no knives sold in Brixton show messages getting through

Irresponsible traders who sell alcohol and knives to people who are underage have been targeted in a series of sting operations by Lambeth Council and the police. Lambeth Trading Standards officers accompanied 16-year-old volunteers to target 120 shops, off licences and pubs up and down the borough, to see if the premises were sticking to … Continue reading

Stockwell store proves to be a real rip off for shoppers

A Stockwell shop which sold fake designer clothes worth thousands of pounds to unsuspecting shoppers has been prosecuted by Lambeth Council. Trading Standards officers raided the ‘Mobile Excess’ store in Landor Road, SW9, in June after they became suspicious that clothes and shoes being offered for sale were counterfeit. Fake brands being passed off as … Continue reading

Time for a change in policy for pubs and bars around Clapham High Street?

Lambeth Council wants to hear the views of local people on whether tighter restrictions should be introduced on the licensing of bars and restaurants in Clapham. Clapham has a thriving and vibrant evening economy with many people attracted to the area because of its nightlife, but there are concerns that the number of licensed premises … Continue reading

Fine for shopkeeper who sold cigarettes to boy, 16

A Streatham shop owner who sold cigarettes to an underage boy has been fined £500 after a prosecution by Lambeth Council. Harpreet Singh, who owns Bola Bros Off Licence, Streatham High Road, Streatham, sold the cigarettes to the boy without asking for any ID during a test purchasing operation run by the council’s Trading Standards … Continue reading

Jail term for fake cigarette seller

A South London shop keeper prosecuted for selling cigarettes from his modest grocer’s shop in Brixton has been jailed for eight months. Ashok Kumar Thapar used his small, run down store in Brixton Station Road as a front for a fraudulent business selling fake and illegally imported cigarettes. After a prolonged investigation by Lambeth Council … Continue reading

Squalid illegal tobacco factory exposed

Two men have been jailed after running an illegal tobacco factory from a squalid flat in Brixton. Lambeth Council Trading Standards officers, working with police and Imperial Tobacco, discovered the makeshift counterfeiting operation following a raid in September 2010. Machinery and 350Kg of tobacco was discovered at the property in Penford Street. The haul, which … Continue reading

Council strips Brixton shops of licences

Two Brixton off-licences have been stripped of their licences by Lambeth Council over concerns about crime and public safety. All Stars Food and Wine, in Coldharbour Lane, broke the law by selling counterfeit and smuggled alcohol. Councillors on the licensing-sub committee heard how police and Lambeth Trading Standard officers also found improvised weapons, including a … Continue reading

Jail term for woman who distributed dangerous food across London

A woman who imported food from Africa that contained dangerous levels of toxins and distributed it to markets and suppliers across London has been given a jail sentence following a prosecution brought by Lambeth Council, with support from Croydon Council and the Food Standards Agency. Mary Durowah, trading as Marduro Limited, was initially sentenced to … Continue reading

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