Police warning on underage drinking

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Police are urging parents to take action to help clamp down on underage drinking in New Mills and Hayfield.

Officers on patrol in New Mills on March 21 found a group of youths drinking alcohol in High Lea Park. They confiscated the alcohol and a number of children were taken home for being intoxicated.

PCSO Lee Baker, from the Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We have been patrolling problem hot spots and have encountered many young people out and about; worryingly several of them had been under the influence of alcohol and had to be taken home by an officer.

 

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