Budleigh Salterton police warn againts underage drinking

BUDLEIGH Salterton police have revealed they dealt with 10 underage drinkers at this year s Budstock Festival.

BUDLEIGH Salterton police have revealed they dealt with 10 underage drinkers at this year's Budstock Festival.

The police said proxy buying - where underage drinkers had booze bought for them by older friends - was the cause of the problem.

The police confiscated the alcohol found on those too young to legally drink.

Budleigh Salterton neighbourhood beat manager PC David Lea said underage drinkers often committed criminal offences.

PC Lee said the youths also put themselves in danger because they were vulnerable when drunk.

He said the main culprits on the festival night had been youngsters coming into the town from Exmouth.

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PC Lee said after the music festival ended the police stopped two drunken teenage girls, one without any shoes, walking along West Hill towards Exmouth.