Beat bobbies seize booze on joint patrol

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More than 70 cans and bottles of booze were seized by police in Kirk Hallam this week during a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

Officers hit the streets alongside staff from Kirk Hallam Community College in a joint patrol to stop large groups gathering in the area.

Hani Quinn a pastoral manager and Jenna Buxton a cover supervisor accompanied officers.

As well as seizing alcohol police will be sending letters to the parents of five teenagers.

PC Louise Stevenson from the Kirk Hallam Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “There were a large number of youths out and about, not all causing anti-social behaviour but as we were on patrol we were able to intercept any larger groups from forming.

“We did seize 29 cans and 39 bottles of lager amongst other bottles of alcohol.

“Our patrols send a strong message out to the community that teenagers found in possession of alcohol and being disruptive will not be tolerated.

“It was great to have the staff from the college join us they were a valuable addition to our team as they were able to identify some of the youngsters causing trouble.

“The joint approach means we can be more effective in tackling nuisance behaviour.”