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Four retailers had been caught promoting vapes to kids in a part of Merseyside this week.

Merseyside Police confirmed {that a} licensing operation passed off focusing on the unlawful sale of vapes to kids within the north Sefton space yesterday. Nicotine, in related laws to alcohol, is to not be bought to under-18s with a number of circumstances exhibiting that unlawful gross sales of vapes to kids leads to delinquent behaviour.

Constables attended two retailers throughout Southport and Formby that police mentioned had been linked to delinquent behaviour. An underage volunteer was served an e-cigarette in 4 of the retailers and representatives of all 4 of the retailers have been invited for questioning by buying and selling requirements.

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Police additionally mentioned extra schooling might be given to merchants with reference to vapes to enhance information of laws compared to alcohol. It was additionally confirmed {that a} 15-year-old lady from Southport was arrested on suspicion of theft of vapes from a store and assault on a member of workers.

Sefton Police Facebook web page wrote: “Student Constable Megan Westerside, presently stationed with the North Sefton neighbourhood staff at Southport Police Station, yesterday took half in a licensing operation, focusing on the unlawful sale of vape merchandise to kids. Nicotine merchandise are to not be bought to beneath 18’s in related laws to alcohol, and incidents present us that in a number of circumstances the place vapes are being bought to minors, these incidents are linked with anti-social behaviour in the identical areas.

“Yesterday, Constable Westerside and Neighbourhood Constable Jackson attended 10 premises within the Southport and Formby space which can be all linked to anti-social behaviour. Our underage volunteer was served an E-Cigarette in 4 of these premises and all 4 of these might be invited in for questioning by buying and selling requirements.

“More schooling in regard to vapes might be given, as merchants’ information of the laws in comparison with the sale of alcohol wants to enhance. In a associated incident, a 15-year-old lady from Southport was arrested just lately on suspicion of theft of vapes from a store in Southport and assault of a member of workers after being detained for the theft.”


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