Crackdown on underage drinking

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Police will be cracking down on underage drinking in Corby during an Alcohol Week of Action.

It starts on Monday (July 23) and Corby Council, the Pubwatch scheme, the fire service and the county council will also be taking part.

During the week there will be high-level patrols in the town, as well as visits to off licences, pubs and clubs where test purchases will be carried out to tackle underage drinking.

Leader of Corby Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “From the feedback we have collected, residents have highlighted their concern about alcohol-related crime and disorder and want the partnership to concentrate their efforts on this issue.

“Throughout the week we will be doing just that, but this week will also be a chance for residents to see what work has taken place and give us feedback about the issue.”

During the week the council’s neighbourhood caretakers, the probation service and the youth offending team will be tidying up neighbourhoods, removing graffiti and clearing up rubbish from public areas.