The Home Office has named and shamed six Birmingham shops and pubs for selling alcohol to children.
The shops now face losing their licenses after failing in sting operations conducted by police and trading standards officers. They sold alcohol to an under-age buyer at least twice – despite receiving a warning from police.
Retailers named by the Home Office include:
Select And Save, Islington Row, Birmingham, B15
Select And Save, Hill Street, Birmingham, B5
Spar, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1
Star News, Warstone Lane, Hockley, Birmingham
Tap and Spile, Gas Street, Birmingham, B1
Tesco, Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5
A total of 42 shops and pubs across the country were included on the list of shame.
It was published following the introduction of new licensing laws which extended opening hours.
The operation was carried out over three weeks, targeting premises which had previously failed test purchases or had been identified through local intelligence.
After the first test, most retailers were told how they had done, regardless of the result.
Premises which failed two or more test purchases will now be subject to a licence review by their local authority which could result in their licence conditions being changed.
A spokeswoman for Tesco said staff selling alcohol to under-age drinkers would receive re-training.