Alcohol warning

Pub bosses have been warned they risk losing their licence if caught watering down drinks after a suspected case in the Dales.

Sunday, 6th January 2013, 4:00 pm

Derbyshire County Council’s trading standards team took samples of spirits from eight randomly selected venues during the festive period.

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The checks were part of an East Midlands-wide crackdown on a process known as ‘tipping’ – where cheap spirit is passed off as a high quality branded product. Laboratory analysis of the 16 Derbyshire samples found no evidence of tipping, though.

But one sample of rum taken from a Dales pub appeared to have been watered down and investigation are ongoing.

Call 08454 040506 if you have concerns about a pub.