Police crackdown on underage drinking in Corby

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Police in Corby are cracking down on anti-social behaviour and under-age drinking in the town.

With the lighter nights and warmer weather, people are out and about in the parks and public spaces across the town and officers have noticed an increase in under-age drinking.

Inspector Carl Sturman said: “Over the past couple of weeks, officers have come across a number of young people, under the age of 18, who have been under the influence of alcohol.

“Any young people found to be drunk will be taken home and their parents or guardians informed and officers will confiscate alcohol from anyone under 18 found drinking in a public place.

“We’ll also be targeting those who sell alcohol to anyone under 18 and anyone who buys it for them.

“Apart from it being illegal to sell to or buy alcohol for young people, it also makes them more vulnerable, and I would urge parents and guardians to talk to their children about the potential risks.”