Bourne and Billingborough shops tested on ID policy

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TWO shops have been tested to check how they deal with alcohol sales.

Police said Sams Newsagent, in Abbey Road, Bourne, and Dobsons, in High Street, Billingborough, were tested by mystery shoppers on Thursday last week.

Staff at Sams requested the age of the volunteer and refused the sale when they revealed they were underage.

Trading standards officers will be in touch with the shop to advise them to ask for ID rather than the customer’s age.

Staff at Dobsons asked for ID and refused the sale, so will not be tested again unless police hear of any problems.