Firework sales a no-go for underage people in Sutton
Youngsters trying to get their hands on bangers and rockets are set to have difficulties with Sutton's traders taking a hard line on underage fireworks sales.
Sutton Council's trading standards team sent underage police cadets to buy fireworks at 17 Sutton shops but they drew a blank when every one challenged them for ID.
People have to be 18-years-old to buy fireworks and shopkeepers are encouraged to follow the Challenge 25 initiative, whereby they ask anyone who does not look like they are 25-years-old for ID.
Councillor Richard Clifton, Sutton Council's lead member for revenues and benefits, said:
"Protecting young people from purchasing goods such as fireworks, cigarettes and alcohol is a priority to us and we are pleased that businesses have taken on board the advice provided by regulatory officers and the police on their inspections.
"We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable bonfire night and to follow the firework code."
Click here to find out about fireworks displays in the area.
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