Two more shops on Oxford Road have been told by the council to stop selling super-strength beer and cider to help tackle street drinking problems on the main road.

Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) Licensing Applications sub-committee reviewed the licences of Reading West Foods and KB Superstore on Thursday, November 26.

The stores are two of six which have been under review in a crackdown on super-strength booze on the troubled street.

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According to Peter Bowyer, the chairman of the Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum, Oxford Road and the surrounding streets “have a history of problems with anti-social behaviour, much of which is attributable to the street population and coincides with alcohol and drug misuse”.

He highlighted problems such as “rowdy and intimidating behaviour at all hours, aggressive begging and street urination” as daily occurrences.

Thames Valley Police (TVP) – which called in the six reviews – said it believe sales of super-strength cheap beers and ciders on Oxford Road is “fuelling incidents of alcohol related crime and disorder in the area”.

PC Simon Wheeler added: “It is of extreme concern and a priority for the Oxford Road residents and community to resolve this issue.”

The two shops must now not sell beer and cider above 6.5 per cent, while other conditions have been added to the licences, including more comprehensive training.

PC Wheeler said K B Superstores, 337 Oxford Road, has poor processes and has breached licensing conditions, failing to promote the licensing objectives and negatively affecting the four licensing objectives “in equal measure”.

While he said Reading West Foods has taken “insufficient measures” to promote the licensing objectives, including poor training processes and lack of general due diligence and quality of practice at the 202 Oxford Road shop.

The conditions were agreed jointly between TVP, RBC and the two stores the day before the meeting, with the Licensing Application sub-committee adding no further restrictions.

The week before, on November 19, Anrish News, 102 Oxford Road, and Today’s Express, 107 Oxford Road, were handed super-strength booze bans.

Anrish News has also been fined £10,000 by the Home Office for employing an illegal worker.

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Willis & Short, 341 Oxford Road, and Butts Convenience Store, 205 Oxford Road, will be the next two stores to have their licenses reviewed by the council.