A petrol station shop, which has a 24-hours alcohol licence, could be banned from selling booze after they were caught selling alcopops to children.

A member of staff at the Beechley Filling Station in Liversedge was caught out by a West Yorkshire Police test purchase operation where three teenagers aged 13 to 15 were able to buy a large bottle of WKD from the shop in February.

The following week, officers were also able to buy illegal cigarettes where no duty has been paid.

The police have called for a review of the 24-hour premises licence at the Wakefield Road petrol station, which is understood to be one of a few premises in Kirklees that have a round-the-clock licence.

When the matter goes before Kirklees Council’s licensing panel next week, members could opt to revoke, suspend or modify the licence.

In documents submitted to the panel with the bid, licensing officer PC Katie Jagger states that the business is “not fit to benefit from a premises licence”.

She adds that the designated premises supervisor appears to be in name only and was living in Pakistan when the report was written.

She outlines how the three police cadets entered the shop just after 3pm on February 19. They were asked for ID, but despite not having any, were still allowed to buy a 700ml bottle of WKD.

A Challenge 21 poster was on display in the store, but the member of staff did not know what the policy was or how to enforce it, PC Jagger adds.

The member of staff had only been working there for two weeks and was being paid £5 an hour cash in hand - less than the minimum wage, the report states. They also did not know how to work the CCTV system and could not supply the police with footage of the incident, the report adds.

Following the test purchase, the premises licence holder was invited to a meeting to discuss employment methods, attacks of staff members and anti-social behaviour issues linked to the shop. They did not attend the meeting.

“The shop has been linked to various assaults and crimes,” the report adds, including a customer racially abusing a member of staff, customers assaulting each other, criminal damage and robbery in December, when masked men armed with hammers stole more than £1,500 in cash.

In addition West Yorkshire Trading Standards visited the store a week after the police and were able to buy an illegal packet of 20 cigarettes for £6.50.

The packaging was a different colour, they did not have the required health warnings and had a Ukranian excise duty stamp on them.