St Neots: Boy drank himself unconscious in the park

A FOURTEEN year old boy was found unconscious at St Neots Skate Park having drunk a three-litre bottle of cider and half a bottle of Sambuca, police have said. Police and Trading Standards officers found him when they carried out patrols in St Neots on Fr

A FOURTEEN year old boy was found unconscious at St Neots Skate Park having drunk a three-litre bottle of cider and half a bottle of Sambuca, police have said.

Police and Trading Standards officers found him when they carried out patrols in St Neots on Friday night (June 12) to tackle underage drinking.

The work was done as part of the town's Community Alcohol Partnership.

During the patrols, officers found the boy who was then seriously ill after drinking a large amount of alcohol.


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Police officers called an ambulance and gave first aid until paramedics arrived.

When they spoke to the parents of the boy it emerged that he had told them he was spending the evening at a friend's house.

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The boy has now made a full recovery.

St Neots Inspector Mark Greenhalgh said: "We will continue to carry out these patrols to ensure that children are not being exposed to the dangers of excess alcohol.

"It was lucky for this young man that officers were in the right place at the right time on Friday night otherwise it could have been a different story."

Throughout the course of the evening officers were checking that shops and off-licences were not selling alcohol to children and confiscated alcohol from youths.

In total, police confiscated six litres of cider, two bottles of vodka and beer cans from underage drinkers.

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