June 7, 2010 9.02 am This story is over 163 months old

Glasshouse fined for selling alcohol to minor

Operation Mease: Lincolnshire Police have fined a member of staff at Glasshouse for selling two pints of cider to an underage volunteer.

Lincolnshire Police have fined a member of staff at the Glasshouse bar in Lincoln on Friday, June 4th, for selling alcohol to a minor.

Part of Operation Mease, Linconlshire Police and Lincs Trading Standards targeted sales of alcohol to under 18-year-olds at licensed premises on Friday evening.

15 and 16-year-old volunteers were sent in several bars and pubs in Lincoln and Sleaford, based on intelligence received by local authorities.

At Glasshouse, in Saint Mark’s Square, a member of staff was fined £80 for selling two bottles of cider to a minor volunteer, without requesting proof of age.

Another pub targeted in Lincoln was Christophers on Newland Street, where entry of the Police volunteer was refused at the door, after he was asked for ID.

Four other locations in Sleaford were tested, with one of them (White Hart Hotel) issued with another £80 fine for selling two pints of lager to the volunteer minor.

Police say the premises which refused to sell will be sent formal notifications by Trading Standards, and will not be retested unless new intelligence is received.

Source: Lincolnshire Police