An off-licence in Gorse Hill which police say sells smuggled foreign cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol faces having its licence remove.

Mike PL, at 123 Cricklade Road is run by Michal Cekus, and Wiltshire police have written to Swindon Borough Council's licensing panel to ask it to review his licence to sell alcohol in order prevent crime and disorder.

Evidence has been provided to the panel by PC Michael Diffin and one of the council's own trading standards officers, Natalie Hill.

The pair were among a team of five police and council officers which searched the premises in April.

Ms Hill wrote to the panel that she found cartons of illegal cigarettes and tobacco which Mr Cekus' father Ryszard, who speaks only Polish, said were for his personal use.

Her evidence states: "I asked him if there were any more illegal cigarettes or tobacco on the premises. The search continued in the main store room where more illegal tobacco was found even though Ryszard said there were no more."

Alcohol suspected of being either counterfeit or non-duty paid was also found.

Photographs of the haul have been supplied to the panel by PC Diffin.

The shop also does not have or display its licence, which it should do by law.

The licensing panel will meet at 1.30pm on Thursday August 2nd at the council's offices in Euclid Street.

Members of the public are entitled to attend the meeting.