Boss of Lanark’s Ladyacre Road filling station defends his business

SPAR shop at Ladyacre garage'Ladyacre Road'Lanark'26/10/12

SPAR shop at Ladyacre garage'Ladyacre Road'Lanark'26/10/12

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AFTER being caught in a police under-age drinks sales sting, a Lanark boss personally defended his business and staff in front of Clydesdale Licensing Board.

Instead of following the usual course of hiring a solicitor to address the drinks trade regulators, Daniel Ross Ltd chief Bryce Smith came face-to-face with the board to state: “I stand up for my staff. I haven’t sent someone else to speak for them.”

The hearing on Thursday concerned an incident at the Spar licensed grocers Ross’s run in their Ladyacre Road filling station on April 27.

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