SHOPKEEPER Mohammed Khalid, who sold solvents to glue-sniffing

teenagers despite a police warning, was yesterday ordered to serve the

maximum of 240 hours' community service.

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Khalid, 35, of Albert Drive, Pollokshields, had been convicted earlier

after a trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court of selling glue to children.

Sheriff John Dean described it as ''an extremely sordid crime'' and

also sentenced a co-accused, Mohammed Ashrif, 48, of Leven Street,

Pollokshields, to 240 hours' community service.

A jury had found both men guilty of selling glue and lighter fuel to

children at Khalid's shop at Westmuir Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, between

August 1986 and August 1987.

The court heard that after the prosecution of another shopkeeper shops

in the area, including Khalid's, were warned by police to stop selling

solvents to youngsters.

However, a few months later police found out that Khalid was still

selling glue from his shop, the Inflation Invaders.

Dr Janet Browning of Parkhead Health Clinic described how children,

some as young as eight, suffered sores and spots round their mouths and

older children had developed liver and brain problems.