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Woman bought Buckfast for 12-year-old

'Blame it on the Buckie' t-shirt

‘Blame it on the Buckie’ t-shirt

A woman has been sentenced to an 18-month Community Payback Order, and a total of 270 hours’ unpaid work, after she bought alcohol for a child.

Emma Elliot, 24, of Princes Street, admitted buying a half-bottle of Buckfast for a 12-year-old at the Co-op supermarket, Kenilworth Avenue, on September 30, 2011.

Elliot’s solicitor said his client had been “under a significant degree of pressure” to buy the alcohol, although appreciated she had acted irresponsibly. She was sentenced to an 18-month Community Payback Order, with 120 hours of unpaid work.

• Full story at the Hawick News.

Buckfast Tonic Wine is made by the Roman Catholic Community of Benedictine monks at Buckfast Abbey in Devon, and distributed by J. Chandler & Co (Buckfast) Ltd of Andover. Mention of the wine was removed from the Abbey’s website at some point after July 2011.

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