Underage Sales

Underage Sales

Age restricted products, retailers responsibilities and how we tackle the problem

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Retailer advice

How you can stay within the law.
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It is an offence to sell alcohol to persons under the age of 18 years of age.

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You must refuse to sell any product that you believe might be misused by a youngster.

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It is an offence to sell tobacco products to persons under the age of 18.

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Aerosol paint

The law prohibits the supply of aerosol spray paint to persons under 16.

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It is illegal to sell adult fireworks or sparklers to anyone under the age of 18'.

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Knives, offensive weapons

Selling knives and offensive weapons to persons under 18 years is illegal.

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DVD's, videos, video games

It is illegal to supply unclassified or age restricted media to underage persons.



Help us stamp out underage sales of age restricted products

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Monarch Way
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Volunteers wanted

Underage Sales Test Purchasing

16 -16½ year old volunteers to help with tobacco, alcohol, firework and solvent test purchasing to check shops are complying with the law.