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Crackdown on unruly street drinkers

PUBLISHED: 06:04 09 December 2008 | UPDATED: 14:47 14 July 2010

Police in Attleborough have launched a crackdown on under-age drinkers and street drinking in the run up to Christmas.

Officers have already confiscated a large quantity of alcohol from youngsters in the town and from those drinking in the town's Designated Public Place (DPP) in recent days, and they intend to continue with the zero tolerance campaign.

Police in Attleborough have launched a crackdown on under-age drinkers and street drinking in the run up to Christmas.

Officers have already confiscated a large quantity of alcohol from youngsters in the town and from those drinking in the town's Designated Public Place (DPP) in recent days, and they intend to continue with the zero tolerance campaign.

Sgt Jon Papworth, of the local police safer neighbourhood team, said: “We will be taking action over the Christmas period to reduce anti-social drinking especially within the DPP. Anyone caught drinking within the DPP zone can have their alcohol seized and if they do not comply with an officer's request the individual can also face a fine.

“We would like the residents in Attleborough and the surrounding area to go out and enjoy Christmas but drink in a responsible manner and consider others.”

The DPP is a non-drinking zone which encompasses Attleborough town centre where alcohol cannot be consumed on the streets. If police officers believe someone is consuming alcohol or intends to consume alcohol this will be confiscated.

It was introduced by Breckland Council, in conjunction with the town council and police, in a bid to reduce crime and antisocial-behaviour in the locality.

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