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Council seize alcohol off underage drinkers

Tuesday 5 March

 

Ashfield District Council Community Protection Officers have confiscated a range of alcohol from juveniles over the month of February.

The Council’s Community Protection Team confiscate litres of alcohol each month from underage drinkers on Ashfield’s parks and open spaces and has been known to seize over 60 bottles in one night.

Youngsters can leave themselves vulnerable and at risk of injury when inebriated, not to mention the physical and mental health implications.

The Community Protection Team is working with colleagues at Nottinghamshire Police to tackle the root of the problem by increasing test purchases at local off-licenses and alcohol traders.

Councillor Helen-Ann Smith, Deputy Leader of the Council said: “We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour from drunken teenagers on any of our parks and open spaces.

“Many of these young people say that adults are buying alcohol for them. Adults who supply young people with alcohol are committing an offence, putting young people at risk and contributing to the Anti Social Behaviour caused. 

“We will not tolerate this behaviour from youngsters, or the adults buying them alcohol. The Council is fully committed to working with the Police to tackle these issues and ensuring that adults caught buying under age youngsters’ alcohol are prosecuted.”