A CHELMSLEY Wood shop has been fined for selling razor blades to a teenager.
The razor blades were sold to a 17-year-old test purchaser volunteer at Bosworth Food Stores Ltd on Bosworth Drive – where no age-related checks were carried out.
It is an offence to sell a bladed article to any person under the age of 18 under Section 141(A) of the Criminal Justice Act.
The director of the company, Mohammed Azeem attended Birmingham Magistrates Court, and his company was fined a total of £1,090 which is to be paid in 28 days.
This is the third successful prosecution for Solihull Council for an underage knife or blade sale arising from a test purchase operation carried out last October.
Councillor Wazma Qais, cabinet member for Communities and Leisure, said: “I am pleased that we have successfully prosecuted another shop for the unlawful sale of a bladed article.
“All retailers need to comply with their legal obligations. Our test purchase operations and resulting prosecutions and fines serve as an important reminder.
“If just one knife or blade falls into the wrong hands the consequences could be tragic. I would like to thank our Trading Standards team for their work on tackling knife and blade crime and keeping us safe.”
Anyone with concerns about the sale of knives or blades in Solihull should call the Council on 0121 704 8001.