Famous Burnley store closed by courts for illegal cigarette sales

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A popular convenience store in Burnley has been closed by the courts for selling illicit cigarettes.

The Famous Shop on Yorkshire Street has been ordered to close for the next three months.

Magistrates granted the order following a request from Lancashire Police

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Burnley Police Department PCSO Beccy Walker said the store was caught selling illicit tobacco to customers.

Staff also failed test purchases made by Lancashire County Commercial Standards officers.

In a statement, PCSO Walker said, “The Famous Shop has received a court order and will be closed for the next 3 months.

“This is after receiving information from our community about the store selling illicit tobacco and the failure of the test purchases by Trading Standards.

“Thank you to everyone who helped us through this process, it is thanks to you that we have had such a positive outcome.”

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