Islington shop fined for selling knife to schoolboy

A SHOP has been fined for selling a knife to a 14-year-old boy as Islington Council cracks down on underage sales.

The director of Gravity Ltd, which previously owned Pound Planet, in Chapel Market, Islington, pleaded guilty to supplying a knife to a young person and was fined �150 with �150 costs by Highbury Magistrates Court on October 14. Costcutter, in Hornsey Road, Holloway, Canonbury Food & Wine, in St Paul’s Road, Canonbury, and Stroud Green Convenience Store, in Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, have had their licences suspended for repeat sales of alcohol to under-18s.

Pari Enterprises Ltd, trading as Rima, in Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, pleaded guilty to a charge of selling cigarettes to a 16-year-old boy and were ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling �300.

Councilor Barbara Sidnell, Islington Council’s executive member for community safety, said: “There’s no place for underage sales in Islington and we will prosecute shops who break the law.”

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