A HEARING into a Huddersfield shop accused of selling alcohol and cigarettes to children as young as 12 has been delayed.
Kirklees Council’s Licensing Panel decided to adjourn yesterday’s meeting about the Stop and Shop store in Crosland Moor.
A council official told the panel of three councillors that a mix-up over addresses meant the shop’s proprietor had not been given enough notice of the meeting.
Chairwoman Clr Christine Iredale said: “We have no option but to adjourn this meeting because he hasn’t been given enough notice.”
The panel plans to consider the issue in the first two weeks in March.
Stop and Shop was twice caught selling alcohol to under-age test purchasers after West Yorkshire Trading Standards received reports that drink and cigarettes were being sold to children as young as 12.
The shop, on Nabcroft Rise, is currently closed.
The registered premises licence holder could not be reached for comment.