A SHOP in Mill End which was caught selling an alcopop to an undercover teenager has been allowed to keep its licence.
Day 1 Supermarket, formerly known as Spark Gold Mill Supermarket, in Church Lane, sold the booze to a 15-year-old girl taking part in a joint sting by Hertfordshire Police and Hertfordshire County Council trading standards.
A hearing took place on yesterday (April 19) to review the licence, held by the owner, Sriganeshamoorthy Srivasanthan.
Police Constable Glen Hill, who requested the licence be reviewed, wrote to Mr Srivasanthan on September 15 last year, to warn him that the shop may have been involved in the sale of minors, acting on information received.
A test purchase was carried out at the supermarket on November 25 last year, and a 70cl bottle of Archers Aqua, which is five per cent alcoholic, was sold to the volunteer by a member of staff.
Mr Srivasanthan, of Franklins, Maple Cross, told the Gazette that he was not on the shop floor at the time and it was another member of staff who had mistakenly sold the alcohol. He insisted that the shop has a policy of asking for ID.