Carluke off-sales has licence suspended

CARLUKE, Loch Park Licensed Grocers,Shieldhill Road, lost their license due to selling alcohol to underage children.
CARLUKE, Loch Park Licensed Grocers,Shieldhill Road, lost their license due to selling alcohol to underage children.
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A Carluke off-sales has had its drinks licence suspended after complaints about children as young as 13 years old obtaining booze from it.

The two-month freezing of the licence of Loch Park Stores on Lanark Road was accompanied by a ban without time limit on it making home deliveries of drink after police claimed this was now the Carluke teenagers’ `method of choice’ for illegally getting their hands on alcohol.

The Clydesdale Area Licensing Board came to its decision after a four-hour long special meeting to consider a request from the head of the area’s police, Chief Inspector Colin Murphy, that it review the shop’s licence because of his fears of it being a source of drink to youngsters.

The police cited two alleged incidents to back its case for a review.

For more on this story pick up a copy of the Carluke Gazette, which is in the shops now.