London shops selling knives and alcohol to children as young as 13

Following a rise in knife crime this year, London Trading Standards says it is "disappointed" underage sales are taking place.

Knives, alcohol and tobacco are being sold to children as young as 13 by some shops in London, it has been revealed.

Child volunteers aged 12 to 17 performed 2,593 test purchases across the capital over 18 months - and they were allowed to walk away with the items on 285 occasions.

It is illegal to sell these products to anyone under the age of 18, with London Trading Standards said it was "disappointed" that underage sales were taking place.

The spot checks were carried...
source: The Sky News

2018-09-14 06:26
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