Shops Caught Selling Violent Games and Knives to Children

16-year-old secret shoppers were able to purchase knives and violent games in a retail sting operation conducted by Trading Standards officials in the U.K. city of Plymouth.

As reported by the Plymouth Evening Herald, five of nine game retailers sold games to the undercover buyers while only two of 25 sold them knives. Fair Trading Officer Lynda Braddock commented:

"We're disappointed that the games sellers concerned don't seem to have taken their training on board or recognised the fact that these games are given a high age rating for a reason."

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mohib-uddin79865323592d ago (Edited 3592d ago )

Knife crime is getting out of control....

The UK is full of chavs....


mohib-uddin79865323592d ago (Edited 3592d ago )

Why shouldnt you push a chav on a bike?

becuase its probably gonna be your bike

Old Snake3591d ago

Knives??? WTF is wrong with these people

MAR-TYR-DOM3591d ago

and people say the video games are to blame?

jay23591d ago

I don't really see the stupid age rating on games, knives are totally different, who ever sold him the knife should go to prison.

FantasyStar3591d ago

judgment should be passed on him.

Aclay3591d ago

I remember going in Gamestop when GTA San Andreas first came out and they let me buy the game underage because I was just 16 back then...and they didn't even ask for any ID.

I've bought many games underage before I turned 18 though and I'm sure plenty of stores still sell games to underage kids.... but I think that selling Knifes to kids is just a little too far though.

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