March off licence gets the green light but police warn past offences might still be prosecuted

POLICE lifted restrictions on a March off licence meaning its business as usual for the town centre store.

“I can confirm that Buzz Plus er… Express Booze or is it March Supermarket or whatever they are calling themselves at any given time is now at an acceptable standard,” said Pc Phil Richardson.

“They will be sorting the name out, hopefully once and for all”

Pc Richardson added: “That said, any offences that have taken place are being investigated and these will be submitted at the licensing review.”

He said Fenland District Council and Cambs Police are looking to firm up the licence for this and other licensed premises in the town.

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“This is where you come in,” said Pc Richardson in appeal to readers of community website Shape Your Place.

“If you believe any off licence is not complying with the basics then we need to know about it.

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“Given the right information we can act quicker and at times where we are more likely to catch them at it.”

Last week Pc Richardson forced the shop to temporarily stop selling alcohol following alleged infringements.

Councillor Kit Owen said: “It must be pure coincidence that serious incidents less than a stone’s throw from this premises fuelled by alcohol are occurring or am I cynical?” he told Shape Your Place.

March resident Reg Kemp also revealed how he went into the shop to buy two bottles of wine even though at the time the shop had been stopped from selling alcohol.

“It really is time that people who run off licences understand the seriousness of the licensing laws in this country and the fact that they have a responsibility to uphold them,” he wrote on Shape Your Place.

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