Ilford department store Bodgers fined £3k for selling knife to under 18
PUBLISHED: 17:40 07 April 2016 | UPDATED: 17:40 07 April 2016
An iconic Ilford department store has been fined £3,000 for selling a knife to someone under 18-years-old.
Bodgers of Ilford, in Station Road, sold a blade to a volunteer police cadet without asking for age identification in July 2015.
This was the second time the store failed a test of purchase test, carried out by Police and Trading Standards.
The 126-year-old shop pleaded guilty to the offence at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Friday.
They had to pay £120 victim surcharge costs and £1,027 to Redbridge Council, as well as the £3,000 fine.
The council and police regularly check shops in the borough to ensure they are not selling knives or alcohol to people underage.
Bodgers have been contacted for comment.
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