Seaton police target underage drinking
SEATON police are targeting underage drinking hot spots and seizing alcohol from youngsters – and fining adults caught buying alcohol for minors.
SEATON police are targeting underage drinking hot spots and seizing alcohol from youngsters - and fining adults caught buying alcohol for minors.
The latest operation comes after residents raised concerns that young people were able to get alcohol by stopping adults in the street and asking them to buy it from shops.
Underage drinkers found in possession or under the influence of alcohol will be taken home or their parents can collect them from the police station.
Neighbourhood beat manager Pc Roy Hutters said: "Young people are more vulnerable when they have been drinking and we do not want to put themselves or others at greater risk of harm.
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"We're asking parents to help us tackle this problem by refusing to buy alcohol for their children and not letting them take alcohol out of the home.
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