Shops in Northamptonshire caught selling adult video games to children

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Witnesses can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Shops in Northamptonshire have been caught selling adult video games to children.

Northamptonshire Police carried out a series of test purchases in Corby and found three-quarters of the shops visited sold 18+ games to children aged under 18 years old.

Games sold to the youngsters included Splinter Cell Blacklist, Bioshock Infinite and Alien Colonial Marines, which are all certified 18+.

Sergeant Jon Hodgson from the Corby Safer Community team said: “We completed test purchases for 18 certified video games at shops in Corby.

“It was disappointing that a number of premises sold without challenge.

“Managers from all the shops were spoken to and took the matter very seriously.

“They are all taking measures to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”