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'Epicentre' of bad behaviour: Hull off licence shut down

During a raid in April, police found 50,000 smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco. Credit: Humberside Police

A Hull shop that was blamed for causing alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour has been shut down after "years of flagrant abuse".

Humberside Police said the "notorious" One Shop on Beverley Road had been the source of constant complaints from the public.

Officers said it repeatedly breached licensing laws and sold counterfeit goods.

Neighbourhoods Inspector Mark Peasgood said: “This premises has been the epicentre of antisocial behaviour and persistent street drinking for years."

During a raid in April, police found 50,000 smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco.

Following the action the shop's landlords terminated the lease and pulled the shutters down.

Insp Peasgood added: “It sends a stark warning to those involved in illicit tobacco and supplying cheap smuggled alcohol that we will seek every avenue to disrupt them and, if we can, bring them to justice.”