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Bournemouth shop owner sold 126 bottles of fake vodka
A BOURNEMOUTH convenience store could lose its licence to sell alcohol amid allegations the owner sold 126 bottles of illegal vodka to another trader.
Trading standards officers are calling for Isbir 2, now trading as Bournemouth Convenience Store, in Old Christchurch Road, to have its licence revoked, claiming the owners are potentially putting customers at risk.
In paperwork submitted to the council’s licensing department, trading standards claim they seized several bottles of counterfeit wine and vodka from the shop in June, August and December last year.
Their report states they then visited the shop again this March, following a complaint from a local trader who claimed Mr Isbir had supplied him with 126 bottles of illegal Drop vodka.
“The trader had purchased the vodka in good faith and when he realised he had been supplied with an illegal alcohol he contacted Mr Isbir.
“Mr Isbir did not take the matter of supplying such a large quantity of illegal alcohol very seriously.”
The report continues: “Mr Isbir has attended an interview regarding the counterfeit wine, for which he blames his brother and ex-manager who both now live in Turkey.
“In his interview for illegal vodka Mr Isbir blames his ex-manager.
“The trader who received the 126 bottles of illegal vodka had the vodka delivered by Mr Isbir personally.”
And it concludes: “There does not appear to be sufficient Management systems in place to prevent crime, protect public safety or protect children from harm.”
Attempts to contact Mr Isbir were not successful.