A shop in Bolton could lose its licence – after being accused of selling illegal tobacco.

A review will take place into the Queens Park Convenience Store on Mayor Street.

The premise faces allegations that illicit tobacco has been sold.

The review hearing will be held by the licencing team at Bolton Council.

The Bolton News: The notice

A notice has been placed outside the store.

The owners have declined to comment on the issue.

People with an interest in the hearing have until May 22 to make a representation to the licencing team.

Read more: Bolton Council lent £150million to other councils

Read more: Bolton town which will be election battleground

Read more: When will Bolton Council declare election results?

The notice, which can be seen next to the door of the property, reads as follows: “Notice is given  an application has been made to Bolton Council for a review pf the premises licence in respect of the premises licence issued to Mr Azad Khani For the premises trading as Queens Park Convenience Store, 141 Mayor Street, Bolton, BL1 4ST.

“The grounds for the application for review are: the prevention of crime and disorder – regarding the sale of illicit tobacco.

“Any interested party or responsible authority may make representations in writing to the assistant director of neighbourhood and regulatory services at Bolton Council, Licensing Team, Ground Floor, Bolton Town Hall, Bolton BL1 1RU by 22nd May 2024.

“Date of review hearing to be arranged.”

People are also warned it is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in respect of this.

Bolton Council has revoked a number of licences in recent months.

The 2 Stories on Bradshawgate lost its licence after an incident in December last year where a woman was attacked with a glass which left her with nerve damage.

In March California Wines in Deane lost its licence after it was found sending illicit cigarettes to the shop floor from the flat on the first floor.