A Gateshead convenience store that had its licence revoked for selling alcohol to children who were wearing school uniform, has lost its court appeal.

The Shibdon Convenience Store became the first off-licence in Gateshead to have its premises licence removed after councillors were shown evidence that considerable quantities of alcohol were being sold to local children.

Having lost its licence in January, the store appealed to the Magistrates Court, which dismissed Mr Singh's case last week.

"Mr Singh and his family caused major problems for the community he serves," said the council's Anneliese Hutchinson.