Undercover operation in Welwyn Garden City

AN undercover operation to stamp out illegal sales of alcohol has been branded a success. Three off-licences in WGC were tested by a 15-year-old volunteer who was refused drink in them all. Hertfordshire Trading Standards carried out the purchases, backed

AN undercover operation to stamp out illegal sales of alcohol has been branded a success.

Three off-licences in WGC were tested by a 15-year-old volunteer who was refused drink in them all.

Hertfordshire Trading Standards carried out the purchases, backed by Welwyn Hatfield Community Safety Partnership.

Welwyn county councillor Richard Smith said: "It is pleasing to find that shopkeepers are listening to our advice.

"However, we are not complacent and will continue to actively pursue shopkeepers who illegally sell age-restricted goods."

Members of the public can report shops which are selling alcohol to underage customers via Consumer Direct on 08454 040506.