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Disappointing result in Wgtn controlled purchase operation

Disappointing result in Wellington controlled purchase operation

A 15-year-old and a 17-year-old have been able to purchase alcohol at CBD bars without identification being asked for on Saturday night.

A joint controlled purchase operation in Wellington has seen three liquor outlets sell alcohol to minors.

Wellington Police Alcohol Harm Reduction Officer Sergeant Terry Fraser says "A joint Police, Regional Public Health and District Licensing Agency controlled purchase operation on Saturday targeting 12 liquor outlets saw three failing to comply with the Sale of Liquor Act".

"A 15 year old volunteer had no trouble buying a premix cola and bourbon six pack from a suburban bottle store without being required to produce identification.

"They were also sold a glass of wine from a CBD bar, again without being required to produce identification or asked to state her age.

"A 17 year old volunteer was able to buy alcohol from a second CBD bar once again without being required to produce identification or asked to state their age."

"Of particular concern is that it was the duty manager for the respective premises who supplied alcohol to the underage young people.

"This is very disappointing result ahead of the summer season.

"Duty managers are required to have knowledge of and comply with the Sale of Liquor Act and they should take this responsibility seriously.

"It is expected that they lead by example and request correct forms of identification and ensure that it satisfies them that the person is indeed 18 years or older.

"The other premises visited complied with the Sale of Liquor Act which I'm sure is appreciated by the community", says Sergeant Fraser.

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