A HUDDERSFIELD newsagent’s has been stripped of the right to sell alcohol.

The Off License at Longroyd Bridge failed three so-called test purchases in the last year.

In each case staff sold cigarettes and alcohol to under-18s who had been sent into the shop by West Yorkshire Trading Standards.

Yesterday councillors decided to strip the Manchester Road shop of its licence.

The shop has three weeks in which to appeal against the decision.

Pc Richard Woodhead, from West Yorkshire Police, welcomed the decision.

He told the Examiner: “We’re satisfied with the result, we support the decision of the councillors.

“It’s unfortunate when things like this happen, but it sends a message to other licensed premises that under-age sales will not be tolerated.”

Kirklees Council’s Licensing Panel heard yesterday how the shop had sold alcohol and cigarettes to under-age customers on July 31, 2010 and February 5 and April 9 of this year.

The Off License had been allowed to sell alcohol from 8am to 4am the following day.

Meanwhile, a hearing into That Bar has been delayed.

Police have accused the King Street venue of a “blatant disregard” for public safety.

Officers allege there are problems with fire safety and assaults at the club.

The Licensing Panel delayed a decision on the club’s future until July 12 to allow councillors time to study CCTV footage.