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Appeal To Parents In Malton After Alcohol Seized From Children


11:20am 27th October 2014

Officers were called to premises on Church Lane on the night of Friday 24 October 2014, following complaints about anti-social behaviour.

On attending the venue, officers found the a large number of children, all aged under 18, including some as young as 14, in possession of a vast quantity of alcohol.

Officers seized the drink which included spirits, beer, lager, wine and alcopops, and also discovered a similar number of empties.

One 15-year-old boy had to be taken to hospital by ambulance after he became unable to stand and was vomiting profusely.

Sergeant Neil Campbell of Malton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:

“It goes without saying that consuming this amount of alcohol at such a young age could have had serious implications on the young people’s health, not to mention their personal safety, in particular, the immediate danger of being in close proximity to the roads while drunk."

“The safety of young people is a priority for the police and the drink was seized to protect the children from further harm. We ask that parents also play their part in keeping their children safe. Please know where they are going and check to ensure that any parties they are attending are properly supervised.” 

In total officers seized the following alcohol and a similar amount of empties:

  • 53 bottles of lager
  • 1.5 litres of Bacardi
  • 1 litre of rum
  • 2 bottles of vodka
  • 10 bottles of cider
  • 13 cans of beer and lager
  • Various alcopops and breezers
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