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Crackdown on underage boozing in Ingol, Tanterton and Savick

Posted on - 3rd July, 2012 - 8:41pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News

Police in the West of the city have claimed a blitz on underage drinking will keep the area safer.

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Fity-five young people were spoken to by police in Ingol, Tanterton and Savick over the weekend as officers hit the streets.

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14 teenagers were taken to a “place of safety” due to alcohol and police seized four bottles of vodka, 29 cans of larger along with bottles of wine and cider.

Sgt John Lovick, of the constabulary’s licensing department, said: “There is a reason why the law states that you must be over-18 to drink alcohol and it is for the health and safety of youngsters.

“We will continue with these actions throughout the summer, working with our local partners, and ensuring that appropriate action against those drinking underage.”

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Anyone with information about underage drinking or alcohol sales can report it to Lancashire Police by dialing 101.

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