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Shopkeeper forced to pay £3,000 after selling child single cigarette for £1

A Black Country shopkeeper will have to pay out £3,000 after being caught selling a single cigarette to a child.

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The shopkeeper was selling single cigarettes out of a tin

Mohammed Noori, from KNN News, Park Street, pleaded guilty for selling cigarettes to a 16-year-old volunteer after charging £1 for the single snout.

The retailer was fined £1,666 and ordered to pay £666 in surcharges and £761.31 in court costs, totalling £3,093.31.

Mr Noori was also fined £80 and ordered to pay £330 in court costs totalling £410, The court ruled that the full amount was to be paid in 14 days and as a collection order.