Police are calling for a Crosland Moor store to be stripped of its liquor licence after alleging staff illegally sold alcohol to minors.
A decision regarding the revocation of the licence granted to Super Punjab Foodstore, Nabcroft Rise, will be discussed by members of the Kirklees Licensing Panel at Huddersfield Town Hall on April 27.
A report prepared for councillors says that West Yorkshire Police selected the store on December 20, 2015, for testing after receiving intelligence that it was selling to underage children.
Two underage test purchasers successfully bought alcohol and were watched doing so by a plain-clothed police officer.
Police followed up the visit with a further test on February 5 this year when the store again allowed underage test purchasers to buy alcohol with no attempt made to obtain ID evidence to prove that they were over 18.
Instead of prosecuting the business owner, Osma Tariq, however, police asked him to go on a course on January 20, 2016, that explained about the responsibility of selling alcohol.
But, according to the report, the course did not have the effect intended.
Licensing officer, Richard Woodhead, said: “Due to the shop having previously failed a test purchase we conducted a further test purchase to see if lessons had been learned.
“We re-attended the shop on February 5 where Osma Tariq was seen by officers outside the premises smoking.
“He was seen to observe the test purchase children enter the shop where his wife, Mrs Razwa Kausa was behind the counter.
“She sold a large single bottle of WKD RED to the children.
“At no time did Mrs Kausa make any attempt to ask the children their age or request any ID.
“Upon leaving the shop officers noticed Osma Tariq saw the children leave with the alcohol but made no attempt to challenge them.
“The premises licence holder and his wife are not responsible retailers.
“The shop has failed twice in less than two months, by both the premise licence holder and his wife.
“This is an extremely serious failing from the operators and therefore we request that the panel seriously consider revocation of this licence.”