Alcohol ban for Abbey Street Mini Superstore owner as drink found 'unfit' to consume
A SHOP owner accused of selling smuggled vodka has been told he can no longer sell alcohol at the store.
Derby City Council's licensing sub-committee voted in favour of the action against Dharmendrasinhji Chauhan, of the Abbey Street Mini Superstore.
It came after trading standards officers said scientific analysis of alcohol seized from the shop confirmed it was unfit to drink. The committee also put conditions on the premises, which include any new licence holder keeping a "refusals book" of customers they have refused to sell alcohol to.
Sgt Mark Lomas, from Derbyshire police's licensing team, said: "We are pleased with the outcome and are working with Mr and Mrs Chauhan.
"It will come up with immediate effect and Mrs Chauhan is now proposing to put herself forward as the designated premises supervisor for the shop."
Mr Chauhan declined to comment.