A test purchasing operation took place around Suffolk on Thursday 7th March focusing specifically on stores where intelligence had been received. Teams of Trading Standards Officers tested a total of 16 premises where alcohol or tobacco is sold. Four of these premises sold to the volunteers aged 16 and 17 years.
These operations took place in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Long Melford, Newmarket, Sudbury, Gt Cornard, Bungay, Woodbridge, Martlesham Heath and Eye.
The sellers of alcohol were issued with an £80 penalty notice (PND) following interview.