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Alcohol sales ban for Harlesden shop previously accused of selling ‘fake booze’

PUBLISHED: 12:31 18 May 2016 | UPDATED: 12:31 18 May 2016

Alric Food & Wine in Harlesden (Pic credit: Google streetview)

Alric Food & Wine in Harlesden (Pic credit: Google streetview)

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A shop in Harlesden that kept its licence after it was caught selling fake alcohol has had it revoked for allegedly selling banned high strength beers.

Alric Food & Wine in Alric Avenue, is claimed to have continued selling beers such as Dragon Stout and Guinness Foreign Extra which are all above the 5.5 per cent strength they were allowed to stock.

A damning police report also claimed the shop sold single cans of beers of customers and allowed drinkers to congregate outside its premises which breached two of the 18 conditions placed on it licence.

The dossier states the shop ignored a majority of the other conditions which resulted in Brent Police requesting the council revoke its licence.

The shop owner now has 21 days to appeal the decision otherwise it must stop selling alcohol in mid-June.

In October 2104 Thiyagarajah Thuvarakeswaran, who was named as the owner of the store and Rains Newsagents in Mordaunt Road, Stonebridge, was claimed to have been selling counterfeit alcohol, non duty paid booze and cigarettes in both shops.

He managed to hold on to both licences but a string of conditions were placed on them.

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