Pirate FM News

Newquay Streetsafe Steps Up

newquay cliffs

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 9:53am 30th June 2014

Summer patrols start in Newquay to stop a return to its party town image.

Streetsafe is gearing up for the summer influx of visitors and teenagers celebrating the end of their GCSEs.

It will mean teams on hand to help those who are wrecked or reckless.

John Higgins lost his son Paddy when the sixteen year old plunged from cliffs on a night out in the resort.

He is laying into parents who send their children away with suitcases of booze.

He said: "It has become almost a rite of passage that it's a normal thing to do.

"It's where they are just given an excessive amount, or are encouraged to drink excessive amounts, at whatever age, that they are not used to handling, that accidents will happen.

"They got separated on their way home, Paddy went looking for one of the other boys, and on route he ended up on the beach and decided to try and climb a cliff and he failed, and died."

some great deals from pirate fm
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

WATCH: Dolphins filmed feeding off Newquay

Cornwall News: The footage of around 15 is lovely!

Woman impaled by BBQ skewer on Newquay beach

Cornwall News: She was having a BBQ with family and friends

Trending in Cornwall

VIDEO: Visit Cornwall stops actively promoting two beaches

This is amid fears about overcrowding this summer

Taxi drivers handed licences despite convictions

Cases in Cornwall include drink-driving and speeding

Four rescued as blow-up chair drifts off Cornish coast

A broken down jet-ski was towing the inflatable

WATCH: Dolphins filmed feeding off Newquay

The footage of around 15 is lovely!

WATCH: Minister makes pledge on pollution in Cornwall

Plastic waste could be tackled through the tax system

Huge spike in demand at Cornwall's biggest hospital

Some staff at A&E are working almost double shifts

Over 1,600 drivers caught speeding in one week

Devon and Cornwall Police launched a summer crackdown

Teenagers cut off by tide at Cornish harbour

The pair were angling at Marazion late on Thursday

10 things you know only if you grew up in Truro

City secrets only true locals get!

Man winched from "unstable" cliff in Cornwall

Coastguards say it was the only way to rescue him

More news...

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall