Exmouth police 'committed' to tackling underage drinking

EXMOUTH police say they are committed to tackling the problem of underage drinking this summer.

EXMOUTH police say they are 'committed' to tackling the problem of underage drinking this summer.

The Halsdon and Withycombe Raleigh neighbourhood police team says parents can help officers by checking their children are not stealing booze from home.

Police community support officer Stuart Penny said officers would be searching out young drinkers and confiscating the booze.

He said: "The neighbourhood policing team is committed to locating such groups and seizing alcohol. This is done during normal patrols and during special operations.

"Young people often become very vulnerable whilst under the influence of alcohol and can find themselves in situations where they no longer have control.

"Incidents can range from young people being admitted to hospital to arrests for criminal activity.