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B&M is fined £480,000 for selling knives to teenagers

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

B&M, the low cost superstore, has been ordered to pay a record £480,000 fine after selling knives to teenagers as young as 14.

The company was criticised for its "deficient" systems, which allowed young people to buy blades, including a large carving knife, at some of its shops in London.

B&M Retail pleaded guilty in June to three counts of selling knives to under-18s. At its Goodmayes Retail Park store in Redbridge on Sept 19 last year, a 15-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl were a...