Police Crackdown on Underage Drinkers

M- TEEN_DRINKINGSixteen Tamworth teenagers have been issued warnings for possessing alcohol.

During an initiative on Friday 19 July between 4.30pm and 10.00pm officers from Tamworth Local Policing Team (LPT) together with teachers, youth workers, street wardens, the fire service, Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and council officials were out on the streets targeting groups of underage drinkers.

Teenagers under 18 were bought into the police station where they were spoken to in front of their parents and warned of the dangers of alcohol.

The multi-agency initiative also saw a further 40 young people spoken to and their details taken.  A letter will now be sent to their parents informing them their child has been spoken to by police and details of their location that night.

PC Ellie Sewell, anti-social behaviour officer for the area, said, “Young people are too often consuming alcohol in groups and then engaging in risky behaviour such as taking drugs, fighting and causing criminal damage.

“We are working with partners to reduce instances of alcohol related anti-social behaviour and to keep our communities and young people safe.”

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