Underage drinking frequent in Seaton

SEATON police officers have warned that underage drinking is becoming a problem in the town – and will not be tolerated.

SEATON police officers have warned that underage drinking is becoming a problem in the town - and will not be tolerated.

The move comes after alcohol was seized from a number of youngsters on Friday, November 27.

PCSO Chris Bolsover said: "Underage drinking is becoming quite frequent in Seaton and we obviously intend to put a stop to it."

He said adults caught buying alcohol for youngsters would be fined.

Minors caught with alcohol will have it confiscated and the matter reported to their parents.

Pc Roy Hutter said: "We are asking the parents of these minors to assist us in policing this issue and not to allow their children to take any alcohol out of their home.

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"We do not want youngsters being drawn into the criminal justice system through antisocial behaviour or criminal activity, both of which can be the result of drinking.