A Hillingdon off-licence has today been told it can no longer sell alcohol after 'deliberately setting out' to serve booze to children.
Darshan Dhunay, owner of Dhunay News in Whiteleys Parade, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon was caught on camera serving vodka to a 15-year-old on three occasions in August.
Hillingdon Council's licensing sub-committee heard today how the store was suspected of serving alcohol to children over a three year period.
Licensing Sergeant Ian Meens said: "Its my opinion that the shop owners became very aware of the procedures adopted by the authorities in test purchasing premises where there were suspicions around underage sales.
"Some of the reports have mentioned serious consequences of children who have been able to buy alcohol from this shop."
In the latest incident, the father of a 14-year old reported his daughter had been served four cans of cider and alcopops while dressed in her school uniform.
Kathy Sparks, deputy director of environment and consumer protection said: "The council and police take a zero tolerance approach towards traders who sell age-restricted goods like cigarettes, alcohol and knives to children. Underage drinking has an impact on the community, not to mention the dangers faced by the young people themselves. We will continue to take tough action against those who break the law.
Mr Dhunay has 21 days to appeal the committee's decision to revoke his licence.