December 6 2013 Latest news:
Safira Ali, Senior reporter
Friday, October 18, 2013
Shops and pubs in Havering have been praised for curbing underage alcohol sales during the summer.
Havering Council held a series of secret investigations to stop the sales and sent young people working with them to try to purchase them.
Over the six-week summer holidays only five test purchases were successful out of 35.
The council uses test purchasing investigations to help prevent young people from buying alcohol illegally by asking shopkeepers and bar and pub owners to be vigilant against underage alcohol sales.
Geoff Starns, cabinet member for community safety, said: “These latest figures prove that most local shopkeepers and pub landlords are working hard to help us put a stop to young people getting hold of alcohol illegally.
“It is crucial to remember that when misused, alcohol is a dangerous substance, and for young people drinking illegally plays a huge risk to their health not to mention their safety.”
A 41-year-old man has been stabbed at an address in Harold Hill.