Leeds shop caught selling knife and alcohol to underage teen

A supermarket in Leeds has been caught selling a knife and alcohol to an underage teenager.

Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 12:43 pm

As part of Operation Jemlock, officers have increased pressure on shops in Leeds to reduce underage sales.

Inspector Lucy Leadbetter shared a picture of a kitchen knife on Twitter, which had been sold along with alcohol to a 15-year-old in Leeds.

She said: "On Friday, officers from across Leeds worked with volunteers and cadets on a district-wide test purchase operation as part of Operation Jemlock.

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"Focusing on the underage sale of knives, 36 shops were visited, one knife sold, one shop sold alcohol and one shop sold cigarettes.

"Action will be taken."

Operation Jemlock is a West Yorkshire Police crackdown on serious violent crime and knife crime.

There have been more than 2,100 arrests and 144 weapons seized as part of the operation, which begun in April 2019.

Leeds officers worked with volunteers and cadets to crackdown on underage sales (Photo: WYP)