Underage sales

Reporting underage and counterfeit sales

People must be 18 years or older to buy:
  • alcohol
  • cigarettes and tobacco products
  • fireworks
  • knives
  • lighter refills
  • lottery tickets
  • Certain paints and solvents
  • crossbows
  • age restricted DVDs
People must be 16 years or older to buy:
  • lottery tickets
  • aerosol paints
  • petrol
  • poisons

If you are member of the public and believe that a retailer is selling restricted items to underage customers, or is selling counterfeit goods, please contact us. You can email, or call us on 0300 300 8136.

You don’t have to leave your name if you prefer not to.

Proxy sales

Anyone who buys alcohol for a person under 18 may be committing an offence. If you think that an adult is buying age restricted products for someone under 18, you should contact us.

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