West Mercia Police officers in Hereford have issued a warning, following reports that shops in the city have been selling vapes to children.

The reports have come from the South Wye area of the city, and police have been carrying out random checks following the reports.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said:

“South Wye SNT, have been informed about concerns relating to the sales of ‘vapes’ to children (under 18) by shops in the area of south Hereford.

“Due to this information all shops have been visited to check they are checking for ID on sale. 

“We were impressed by how some of the shops challenge age, however there is still room for improvement with others.

“Police will be informing Trading Standards of the information and our findings to challenge the illegal sales to children within our community.”