9 Jun 2013

Alcohol sold to minors

8:06 am on 9 June 2013

Police in Palmerston North say four retailers sold alcohol to young people during a controlled purchase operation on Friday night.

Volunteers under the age of 17 went into 26 licensed premises in the city to buy alcohol and four were made the purchase without being asked for identification.

Sergeant Glenn Ryan said he was astounded that two of the sales were made by the person who owned the premises, the licensee.

He said they may face prosecution for selling to minors.