Police will not tolerate’ breaking of booze ban

PUBLISHED: 13:17 09 August 2007 | UPDATED: 15:12 12 May 2010

POLICE will not tolerate people breaking the booze ban in Royston town centre. The warning comes from Sgt Pete Frost in a reminder about the alcohol banning order in the area. We will not tolerate anyone breaching the order and we will take action agains

POLICE will not tolerate people breaking the booze ban in Royston town centre.

The warning comes from Sgt Pete Frost in a reminder about the alcohol banning order in the area.

"We will not tolerate anyone breaching the order and we will take action against those under-18 who consume alcohol, and on adults consuming alcohol in the area," he said.

The ban introduced in November last year covers Melbourn Street, Priory Lane, Barkway Street, Jepps Lane, George Lane, Fish Hill, the Priory Memorial Gardens and the grounds of Royston Parish Church.

Under the banning order police are allowed to:

- confiscate alcohol from anyone under the age of 18

- confiscate alcohol from anyone police have reasonable grounds for believing has been consuming alcohol in the designated place or failing to surrender alcohol

"Members need to be aware that there is a ban in place," said Sgt Frost.

He added: "The ban is in place to help improve the quality of life for the people of Royston and we will take action against those who do not adhere to that.


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