A High Wycombe convenience store which was caught selling alcohol to a man who was already drunk has had its licence suspended for a month.

Neda Stores in the High Street has been banned from selling alcohol for 28 days amid a crackdown by police and Wycombe District Council on "antisocial" alcohol sales.

An off-duty police officer reported seeing bad behaviour in the High Street on October 25 last year.

Police were called and officers witnessed an intoxicated, shirtless man who was known to the officers.

Despite requesting him to leave the town centre, they then witnessed the man go into Neda Stores and leave the shop with a 33cl bottle of vodka.

CCTV recordings provided by the premises and from the town centre verified the incident.

In a bid to cut down on bad behaviour in the town centre, the council has been working with off licences in High Wycombe to raise awareness and ask them to "play their part" in helping to reduce alcohol-related antisocial behaviour.

It comes as part of a wider clampdown of "nuisance" behaviour in and around Frogmoor - after a councillor complained it was becoming a "no-go area" for families because of people swearing, drinking and taking drugs.

It is an offence to sell alcohol to someone who is already intoxicated - and Mr Asghar Nejad, the licence holder at Neda Stores, did not appeal the decision made by the council's licensing subcommittee to temporarily ban the store from selling it.

Cabinet member for environment at Wycombe District Council, Cllr Julia Adey said: “Most of the licence holders across the district are responsible people and give us their full co-operation.

"However, this case shows that if a licence holder doesn’t take their social and legal responsibilities seriously, we can, and will, take action which hits their pocket, their reputation and ultimately can jeopardise their business if they will not comply with licensing laws.