Slough store could have license withdrawn after police investigation
A STORE that allegedly sold cans of alcohol and nitrate oxide to minors could have its license revoked following a police investigation.
The Farnham Road Off license at 240 Farnham Road, Slough, has been reviewed by Thames Valley Police (TVP) believing the store has not done enough to prevent crime and disorder, protect children and maintain security public.
TVP alleges it received information that the supervisor “knowingly” sold canisters and balloons of alcohol and nitrate oxide to underage children. In 2018, a staff member sold alcohol to two 16-year-old volunteers during a purchase test, police said in their report.
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Elsewhere, TVP further alleges that a male employee attempted to flee the premises but was arrested by immigration and police officers on September 6, 2022. The report states that it has been confirmed that the man was not allowed to work in the UK and the shop owner knew of this.
On the same day, police seized cigarettes with non-English packaging and unlabeled white jars containing shisha. Two large canisters of nitrous oxide and three boxes of NOS canisters were found behind the counters along with small plastic bags.
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TVP also claims they were unable to obtain CCTV when an alleged sexual assault of a 17-year-old woman occurred inside the premises in November 2021.
Slough councilors sitting on the licensing sub-committee will meet on Wednesday November 16 to decide the fate of the premises.