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(1)Any person who knowingly sends a child or young person to obtain alcohol sold or to be sold on any relevant premises for consumption off the premises commits an offence.
(2)It is immaterial for the purposes of subsection (1) whether the child or young person is sent to obtain the alcohol from the relevant premises where it is sold or from some other place from which it is to be delivered.
(3)Subsection (1) does not apply where the child or young person works on the relevant premises or at the place where the alcohol is to be delivered in a capacity (whether paid or unpaid) which involves the delivery of alcohol.
(4)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction to—
(a)a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale,
(b)imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, or
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