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Reports of antisocial behaviour and underage drinking at Polzeath beach

Reports of antisocial behaviour and underage drinking at Polzeath beach

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:37am 13th July 2020.

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There have been reports of antisocial behaviour and large numbers of youths gathering at a beach in north Cornwall.

Police say there have also been noise complaints, littering and underage drinking in the Polzeath.

Officers have been patrolling the area and confiscating alcohol from anyone who is under 18.

Parents have also been seen picking up their kids from the beach in the early hours of the morning.

Now police are urging mums and dads to know where their children are and not to supply them with alcohol.

People are also being urged to take their rubbish home and help keep the beaches safe.

polzeath beach
Polzeath beach

"Wadebridge and Bodmin Police have received several reports over the last week of large numbers of youths congregating in and around the beach area of Polzeath.

"There have been reports from residents of anti-social behaviour including noise complaints, littering, fires and underage drinking.

"Police have conducted foot patrols on the beach during the evening and have been confiscating alcohol from anyone who is under 18 years of age.

"We are asking those who attend the beach to act in a responsible manner and think of the impact the noise and littering is having on the local community and the environment.

"Officers have observed parent's collecting their children from the beach in the early hours and ask those parents both local and visitors to take responsibility for their children. Please do not supply your children with alcohol (this is an offence). Do you know what they are up to and who they are with, whilst on the beach?

"Please ensure any litter, drink cans and bottles are disposed of correctly by putting in nearby bin's or taking litter home. It is not fair for others to clear this mess up the following morning. Leaving rubbish on the beach can be dangerous and cause health risks to beach users.

"We wish to thank the local licensed premises who can support us and the community by ensuring they do not sell any alcohol to those under the age of 18.

"Police will continue to monitor and conduct foot patrols on the beach and local area and will take positive action to keep our communities safe. We will work alongside our partner agencies to tackle the issues."

Wadebridge Police Neighbourhood Beat Manager, PC Amy Honeywill

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