A HOTEL employee sold a room and booze to a schoolgirl when she checked in alongside an adult, it was revealed today.

The 13-year-old walked into Premier Inn in Letcombe Street, accompanied by an undercover police officer on October 12.

A member of staff sold the young girl a room before also selling her alcohol when she ordered a drink at the bar.

It follows another incident when a 15-year-old was served alcohol at the hotel in 2016.

Now, Thames Valley Police have called to a premises review on the hotel's licence.

A report reads: "A hotel room was sold to a child aged 13 for use with the undercover police officer who was accompanying her.

"The 13-year-old was then sold alcohol by the same member of staff who had sold the room to her when she attended the bar area.

"On September 24 2016, the premises supplied alcohol to a 15-year-old during a test purchase operation."

Reading Borough Council's licensing team will hold a review next week.

An NSPCC spokesman said: “Child protection is everybody’s responsibility and it entirely right that police carry out operations to test whether different organisations are alert to the signs of abuse or exploitation.

“Organisations that fail these tests should be held to account and make all the necessary changes needed to protect children.

“Raising awareness of the issue of child sexual exploitation is vital if it is to be prevented from taking place.”

"Adults concerned about a child’s welfare can call our helpline on 0808 800 5000 and children can contact Childline on 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk for support."