Booze seized from teens

Police have seized about 30 cans of lager from a group of teenage drinkers in West Hallam.

Pc Russ Crooks said he had ‘a long discussion’ with the group of 15- and 16-year-olds about their behaviour and the effect it could have on the local community, before confiscating their booze on Friday July 19.

“In fairness they were very open to having a conversation with me,” said Pc Crooks, from the Ilkeston rural safer neighbourhood policing team.

“And it was important for them to understand the impact that underage drinking can have not only on themselves but for others as well,”

“We will continue to target anti-social behaviour as part of our ongoing commitment to resolve anti-social behaviour in the West Hallam neighbourhood.”

Details were taken from the teenagers and it was arranged for anti-social behaviour letters to be sent out to each of their parents.

Pc Crooks also warned them that they could face further action from the police if they are found with alcohol a second time.

To contact the Ilkeston Rural Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team or to raise any issues or concerns call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police

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