Cops in yob booze crackdown

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Police in north east Derbyshire seized 30 bottles of alcohol from underage drinkers as part of a clampdown on nuisance behaviour.

Officers from the Clay Cross area Safer Neighbourhood Teams confiscated the booze from several youngsters during routine patrols in the villages of Pilsley, North Wingfield and Wingerworth.

They took 19 bottles of lager from a 16-year-old boy they stopped near the church yard in Pilsley on Friday, January 20.

On the same evening officers also reported an 18-year-old man for summons to court after he was seen urinating in a bus stop on Church Street, Pilsley.

During patrols on Saturday, January 21, officers seized a bottle of vodka from a 16-year-old in Wingerworth.

They also recovered ten bottles of lager that had been discarded by a group of youngsters in North Wingfield who ran off when they saw police.

Sergeant Aidan Stones, who is in charge of neighbourhood policing in the area, said: “Underage drinking is an offence that has a detrimental impact on our community and we will continue to take action against those who are found doing so.

“Alcohol can often fuel anti-social behaviour and leaves young people more vulnerable.”

The names and addresses of the youngsters caught with alcohol were taken by officers and letters will be sent to their parents informing them of their children’s behaviour.

If you have information about anti-social behaviour or underage drinking in your area contact your local Safer Neighbourhood team by calling the non-emergency number 101.