Pub sold booze to teens in operation

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A Derbyshire pub where underage drinkers were served alcohol during a police operation – for the second time – is to close for 80 hours.

Derbyshire Police say The Goldminers, at Newbold, Chesterfield, sold booze to the teenagers for a second time in a three-month period.

Officers and trading standards staff carried out a test-purchase operation on Thursday, March 20, with the help of teenage volunteers, in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire.

A police spokesman said: “Several premises were visited and a total of three failed, including The Goldminers. Fixed penalty notices of £80 were issued to staff members at the two other premises who sold the alcohol.”

In a warning to other pubs, he said: “Test-purchasing operations are carried out on regular occasions throughout the county and further operations will take place across the area in future.”

The Goldminers will be closed for 80 hours from 4pm on Thursday, April 24.

It will then be able to reopen after 11.59pm on Sunday, April 27.