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Boston corner shop loses licence

A corner shop has had its alcohol premises licence cancelled after non-duty paid alcohol, foreign branded cigarettes and foreign labelled medicines were discovered on the premises.

Boston Corner Shop on West Street held by Emgin Limited had its licence revoked by Boston Borough Council at a licensing sub-committee meeting on Friday, September 8.

Lincolnshire Police officers found three bottles of vodka without a duty stamp and 20 packets of non-duty cigarettes when they visited the store.

Previously in 2015, the shop had its alcohol licence suspended after being involved in the illegal sale of foreign medicines.

There is a 21-day appeal process. If no appeal is submitted, the revocation comes into action.

Fiona White, Boston Borough Council's Principal Licensing and Land Charges officer said: "I would appeal to members of the public who are aware of stores selling dangerous and illegal products to report this information to Lincolnshire Police by telephoning 101.

"Boston Borough Council remains committed to robustly dealing with licence holders who fail to operate legally."