A BUSINESS in Andover has been caught selling knives to someone under the age of 18.

Test Valley Cops took to Facebook to share the news on Saturday, May 18, after officers conducted an operation.

The post reads: "Officers from Andover Neighbour Team, DNOs and volunteers from Andover Police Cadets conducted a test purchase operation in Andover today.

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"We tested nine locations in and around Andover, with the cadets trying to purchase knives. We had one location fail - staff will be working closely with police and Trading Standards to ensure this doesn't happen again."

It adds: "Know the facts; it's illegal to buy a knife if you're under 18. It's illegal for anyone to sell you one too."