Well Street shopkeeper billed £2,000 for selling knife to child
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A Hackney shopkeeper has been slapped with a court bill of £2,000 after selling a knife to a child.
Mohammed Uddin, who owns Pound Saver on Well Street, had previously been advised by the council’s Trading Standards team to check customers’ identification before he sold knives.
He was found guilty at Thames Magistrates’ Court on 30 June.
Hackney council’s crime boss Cllr Caroline Selman said: “This partnership work between Hackney’s Trading Standards team and the police is a vital part of the fight to combat the supply of knives to young people.
“We are determined stop young people getting knives and businesses have a responsibility not to supply these items to people under 18. I urge all traders to ask young people for ID, such as a driving licence, and if they are in any doubt then just don’t sell.”
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Mr Uddin was fined £375, ordered to pay £1,946 in costs and a £37 victim surcharge.
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