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An off-licence in North Yorkshire is to be temporarily closed down by trading standards officers for 'persistently' selling alcohol to children.
A two-day closure on the Wine Box in Stokesley was imposed by North Yorkshire County Council after it was found that alcohol was sold illegally twice in a two month period.
Recent changes to the Licensing Act mean trading standards officers and police now have the power to stop the sale of alcohol for up 14 days.
The licence holder at Wine Box, Claire Foster, has accepted the notice as an alternative to being prosecuted.