Police tackle underage drinking in St Neots

POLICE in St Neots have launched a crackdown on underage drinking and anti-social behaviour at the town’s public parks and play areas.

POLICE in St Neots have launched a crackdown on underage drinking and anti-social behaviour at the town’s public parks and play areas.

Officers will be carrying out patrols at the Riverside and Priory parks after reports of underage drinking.

The clampdown will see alcohol confiscated from underage drinkers, their parents informed and enquiries into where they were sold the alcohol, or who provided them with the drink will be made.

PC Chris Bockham said: “We want to send a clear message that it is not acceptable for underage youths to be drinking and causing disorder in public areas.

“We are also targeting those who are breaking the law by supplying these children with alcohol.

“I would urge parents to ask themselves if they know where their children are and what they’re doing.

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“We will continue to carry out these patrols to ensure that children are not being exposed to the dangers of excess alcohol.”

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