United Kingdom: Dial-a-drink services selling alcohol to underagers in Glasgow say police targeting illegal grade
SENIOR officers say social media is being used to push alcohol – including Buckfast, Mad Dog 20/20, vodka and cider – to youngsters.
By Record Reporter
November 6, 2015
Drink is being sold during the night and to underagers on various social media outlets
POLICE have vowed to crack down on rogue dial-a-drink services in Glasgow after it emerged booze is being delivered to underagers.
We told last week how officers swooped on properties in the city and arrested a couple after claims they set up an online service to deliver booze through the night.
Senior officers believe social media is being used to push alcohol – including Buckfast, Mad Dog 20/20, Dragon Soup, vodka and cider – to youngsters.
It is also an offence in Scotland to deliver alcohol between midnight and 6am.
Superintendent Thom McLoughlin today warned anyone caught flouting the law would be prosecuted.
“We are aware of alcohol delivery services who deliver to underage children,” he told the Evening Times.
“The people behind these websites don’t care about who they are selling to, all they care about it profit.”
The 36-year-old man and 37-year-old woman were arrested last month after cops swooped on their home in east end of the city. They were released on an undertaking and are due to appear in court at a later date.
It is the first time UK police have accused anyone of illegally selling alcohol throughout the night.