UP to 50 children had to be escorted home by police after they were caught drinking alcohol on the streets of Ramsey.

Police were called to reports of rowdy behaviour in Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside, at 8pm on Friday, October 16.

When officers arrived at the sc

UP to 50 children had to be escorted home by police after they were caught drinking alcohol on the streets of Ramsey.

Police were called to reports of rowdy behaviour in Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside, at 8pm on Friday, October 16.

When officers arrived at the scene they found a large group of young people drinking alcohol.

The youngsters were spoken to and some of them were issued with warnings and taken home. Alcohol was seized from the youths, and letters will go out to a number of parents this week to inform them of their children's behaviour.

Ramsey Sector Inspector Terri Griffin said: "Underage drinking is not only damaging to young people but it also affects the lives of residents.

"People understandably do not want to be disturbed by large groups of drunk and disorderly teenagers in their street.

"We are not trying to spoil people's fun, but we will continue to target young people causing distress to others by drinking in public places."

INFORMATION: Anyone who has a problem with alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in their area should contact their neighbourhood police team on 0345 4564564.