Bze crackdwn

PUBLISHED: 11:37 21 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:01 03 May 2010

POLICE seized almst 300 bttles f alchl frm children during a half-term crackdwn. Officers set up patrls in East Cambridge­shire, Suth Cambs and Cambridge city between Friday, February 8 and Sunday, February 17. The initiative, which was spnsre

POLICE seized almst 300 bttles f alchl frm children during a half-term crackdwn.

Officers set up patrls in East Cambridge­shire, Suth Cambs and Cambridge city between Friday, February 8 and Sunday, February 17.

The initiative, which was spnsred by the Hme Office, was set up t target under-age drinking.

Additinal patrls saw fficers seizing alchl, cntacting parents and taking sme children hme after a large number f yuths were fund with alchl n the cunty's streets.

Insp Chris Prter said: "It is extremely disappinting t find s many children n the streets in pssessin f alchl."

Officers are reminding peple that it is illegal t sell r buy alchl fr anyne under 18 and during the campaign ne licensed premises was given a £80 fixed penalty ntice fr selling alchl t an under 18.

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