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(1)This section applies in relation to any relevant premises.
(2)The notice mentioned in subsection (3) must be displayed—
(a)at all times,
(b)at each place on the premises where sales of alcohol are made, and
(c)in a position where it is readily visible to any person seeking to buy alcohol.
(3)That is a notice in the prescribed form and of the prescribed dimensions containing the following statements, namely—
“It is an offence for a person under the age of 18 to buy or attempt to buy alcohol on these premises.
It is also an offence for any other person to buy or attempt to buy alcohol on these premises for a person under the age of 18.
Where there is doubt as to whether a person attempting to buy alcohol on these premises is aged 18 or over, alcohol will not be sold to the person except on production of evidence showing the person to be 18 or over.”.
(4)If the requirement in subsection (2) is not met in relation to any premises, the person specified in subsection (5) commits an offence.
(5)That person is, in relation to any relevant premises—
(a)in the case of licensed premises—
(i)the premises licence holder, and
(ii)the premises manager,
(b)in the case of premises in respect of which an occasional licence has effect, the holder of the licence, and
(c)in the case of other relevant premises, the person having the management and control of the premises.
(6)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (4) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
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