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Licence revoked at Hereford store
12:17pm Tuesday 14th August 2012 in News
A HEREFORD shop which evaded thousands of pounds in duty by selling contraband alcohol has this morning had its licence revoked.
European Fresh Foods on Eign Street had thousands of cans of beer, along with vodka, seized following a visit by trading standards officers last month.
Investigations later revealed that unpaid duty on the high-strength Polish beers totalled more than £2,500 while the evaded duty on the vodka stood at £132.
Herefordshire Council’s Regulatory Sub-Committee decided to revoke the licence.
Jim Mooney, licensing officer in Hereford for West Mercia Police, had earlier told the committee that every opportunity had been taken to let the licence holder know what was happening but he has not been in contact.