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SHOP assistants who sell alcohol to minors can be prosecuted, under new legislation.

A private member's Bill, likely to be passed unopposed by Parliament, closes a legal loophole exposed by the death of a 14-year-old who was killd racing across a busy road after buying alcohol from an off-licence.

The staff who served him could not be prosecuted because only the licence-holder of the shop was legally liable for ensuring customers were over 18.

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