POLICE found 10 underage drinkers in a Kirklees pub.
Only three people in the Ring o’Bells pub in Westgate, Cleckheaton, were actually old enough to drink.
The statistic was revealed as police confirmed the pub licensee will now have to answer to a Kirklees Licensing Panel.
The raid was one of two carried out by police officers investigating alleged licensing breaches.
It is part of a major crackdown on pubs, clubs and private hire taxi firms operating outside of the law.
All have been targeted during a series of licensing operations in Kirklees.
Officers raided the Dewsbury Socialist Club on Bradford Road which was found to be in breach of their club certificate due to membership issues.
A meeting will now take place with their committee to ensure they are operating fully within the law.
Complaints had also been received about the Ring o’Bells pub relating to under age drinking and associated anti-social behaviour.
Two mystery “shoppers” attended the pub to observe and a licensed visit was then carried out by uniformed officers.
Out of 13 customers in the pub, 10 were under age.
Papers will now be submitted for a full review within the next month before Kirklees Licensing Committee.
Kirklees Police Licensing Officer Sgt John McFadzean said: “Working Men’s Clubs in particular need to be aware of their licensing certificates and what that authorises them to do.
“We are here to support any licensed premises that require help but any that blatantly flout the law will be dealt with accordingly.
“Some may think there is no great harm in young people having a drink.
“However, we have responded to various complaints about those who are drinking and how they are blighting the lives of residents through anti-social behaviour.
“Kirklees Police Licensing is committed to helping premises to be run correctly and to provide a valuable service to the community, but when they become a focal point for anti-social behaviour or criminal activity we will take whatever action is necessary.
“Further operations are planned throughout Kirklees over the next few weeks.”