Spot checks made on Midhurst, Chichester and Selsey off-licences

A SERIES of spot checks carried out at off-licences in Midhurst, Chichester and Selsey found no counterfeit alcohol or tobacco on sale.

Trading standards officers from West Sussex County Council joined licensing officers from Chichester District Council and Sussex Police to discover if counterfeit wine, spirits or tobacco were being sold illegally.

Officers made the visits in response to reports people had been buying counterfeit drink.

Ten premises were visited; two were found to have sold products with incorrect labelling.