Police have poured away dozens of bottles of booze confiscated from nuisance, underage drinkers in Ilkeston.
They said the alcohol seen here, which was swiped from teens drinking in Ilkeston streets, was just some of the booze confiscated by officers this summer.
Insp Nick Daines from the town’s police station said: “Local residents can be reassured that we will continue to tackle anti-social behaviour amongst young people caused by under-age drinking.
“Youngsters need to realise that if we catch them then we will seize their drinks, it will be poured away, and if they keep doing it they will face criminal sanctions.”
Sgt John Troup said that if the same young boozers are caught three or more times in a year, they face prosecution.
“It was disappointing to find that in some cases children were taken home and their parents were aware they were out drinking alcohol in the streets and had even provided the alcohol,”
“Not only are children who drink alcohol more likely to become involved in behaviour that may see them come to the notice of the police but they are also more vulnerable and may become a victim of crime.”
The drinks here were poured away partly in the station car park.