Alcohol seized from 14-year-old girls in Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 13:52 24 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:54 24 July 2017

The alcohol was confiscated by police officers in Nailsea on Friday night. Picture: ASP North Somerset (Twitter)

The alcohol was confiscated by police officers in Nailsea on Friday night. Picture: ASP North Somerset (Twitter)

ASP North Somerset (Twitter)

A large amount of alcohol was seized from underage girls in Nailsea at the weekend.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary tweeted a picture of the booze it had confiscated from two 14-year-old girls during a routine police operation in Millennium Park on Friday night.

The incident comes little over a month after the police said it had noticed an increase in antisocial behaviour (ASB) in the town.

Speaking in June, PC Peter Rooke, of Nailsea beat team, said: “Unfortunately we have seen a marked increase in general ASB, incidents of criminal damage, underage drinking and littering over the past few months.

“Officers have seized large quantities of alcohol from people we know are under 18, there is evidence of cannabis use and park equipment and furniture, including picnic benches and play equipment, have been badly damaged and will need to be replaced.

“We have also seen extensive littering, not only of general rubbish, but hundreds and hundreds of nitrous oxide gas canisters, which is another expense to council to clear up.”

Anyone who wishes to report antisocial behaviour can call the police on 101.


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