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Crimestoppers Age Restricted Sales

Trading Standards Wales (TSW) has joined up with a Crimestoppers Wales campaign enabling members of the public to anonymously report and provide valuable intelligence on matters that they think might be of concern.
Issues relating to doorstep crime, the distribution or sale or illicit tobacco, sale of age restricted goods to young people, the manufacturing or sale of counterfeit goods or the suspected operation of loan sharks within a community.  Report any instances to the Crimestoppers hotline anonymously on 0800555111 or visit

Many products have age restrictions because those products are harmful to young people. Alcohol and tobacco have serious health implications for children during their growing years, and knives, explicit content and aerosols contribute to anti-social behaviour within our communities.
Young people are most likely to buy these products from premises where they don’t ask for ID or make any effective challenge when suspicious ID is used. 
If you know of any shop or individual selling these products to young people you can report them anonymously to Trading Standards via Crimestoppers. Your information can help keep our young people healthy and safe.