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