A convenience store in Warrington has been closed for three months following concerns it was supplying alcohol to young children.
Best One, on Louchers Lane in Latchford, also received reports to police of anti-social behaviour and disorder.
Officers imposed a 48-hour closure notice on the store on Monday 14 June 2021.
A full closure of the premises was successfully granted at Warrington Magistrates Court today, Wednesday 16 June.
Sergeant Mark Spaven, of Warrington Local Policing Unit, said: “Best One had been of huge concern to members of the public, in particular a number of parents who believed employees at the store were selling alcohol to their children.
“They did the right thing by reporting this to both police and partner agencies who then worked together. We made numerous attempts to engage and provide support to the owners of the store in a bid to prevent this from taking place and to protect young children and the local community.
“However despite our best efforts, staff continued to serve under age youths, the anti-social behaviour and disorder continued and we had no choice but to apply for the shop to be closed.”
In a separate case, officers in Warrington have successfully obtained a closure order for a property on Leicester Street.
The order was granted at Warrington Magistrates Court on Wednesday 16 June.
It followed reports made against the occupant of the house for anti-social behaviour both inside and outside the property during the day and night.
Sergeant Spaven added: “The behaviour of the occupant was causing the local community alarm and distress and had been doing so for a sustained period of time and showed no signs of abating.
“No one should have to put up with that.
“We want every resident to be able to live in their home without having to suffer from the effects of unacceptable issues stemming from neighbouring properties and we will take action when necessary.”
Officers will regularly check the convenience store and property over the next three months to ensure that the order is not breached.
To report incidents of concern in your community please call Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or report online via www.cheshire.police.uk