A three-month closure order was issued at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court yesterday (7 August) for Euro Star Shop on New Road, Spalding.
This follows after the alleged supply of illicit cigarettes and illegal vapes. A shop on 24 Commercial Road was also given a closure order on Tuesday 1 August for the sale of illicit cigarettes and illegal vapes.
The closure order is enforced for a period of three months, which is the maximum time the court can issue the legislation.
The Neighbourhood Policing Team in Spalding worked closely to support Lincolnshire Trading Standard’s investigation.
Spalding Community Beat Manager PC Amy Thorley said: “We will continue to work with our partners to ensure we're keeping communities safe and away from dangerous products.”
Andy Wright, Principal Trading Standards Officer, said: ““We are now working closer than ever with Lincolnshire Police. Overall Trading Standards have now closed 20 premises trading in illegal cigarettes and vapes in Lincolnshire. These latest premises in Spalding were the result of new direct working links with the Police in the area and it’s to the credit of the Neighbourhood Policing Team in Spalding that they recognise the value of this work.
“In other areas we have seen closure of similar shops drastically reduce anti-social behaviour by 12% and violent crime by as much as 16% within the locality. We look forward to continuing the work with Spalding Officers and other Police across the County in the future.”