A corner shop in Warrington will be closed for the next three months after selling alcohol to young children.

Cheshire police began looking into Best One corner shop on Louchers Lane after concerned parents thought employees at the store were selling alcohol to their children.

Police also received reports of anti-social behaviour and disorder at the shop.

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Officers imposed a 48-hour closure notice on the store on Monday June, 14 before a full closure of the premises was granted at Warrington Magistrates Court on Wednesday, June 16.

Sergeant Mark Spaven, of Warrington Local Policing Unit, said: “Best One had been of huge concern to members of the public, in particular a number of parents who believed employees at the store were selling alcohol to their children.

“They did the right thing by reporting this to both police and partner agencies who then worked together.

"We made numerous attempts to engage and provide support to the owners of the store in a bid to prevent this from taking place and to protect young children and the local community.

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“However despite our best efforts, staff continued to serve under age youths, the anti-social behaviour and disorder continued and we had no choice but to apply for the shop to be closed.”

In a separate case, officers in Warrington closed a home on Leicester Street after reports of anti-social behaviour both inside and outside the property.

Officers outside the property on Leicester Street, Warrington
Officers outside the property on Leicester Street, Warrington

The order was granted at Warrington Magistrates Court on Wednesday, June 16.

Sergeant Spaven said: “The behaviour of the occupant was causing the local community alarm and distress and had been doing so for a sustained period of time and showed no signs of abating.

“No one should have to put up with that.

“We want every resident to be able to live in their home without having to suffer from the effects of unacceptable issues stemming from neighbouring properties and we will take action when necessary.”

Officers will regularly check the convenience store and property over the next three months to ensure orders are not breached.

To report incidents of concern in your community please call Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or report online via www.cheshire.police.uk