Proxy purchase blitz in Perth

25 August, 2010

Police in Perth & Kinross have seized over 300 litres of alcohol from under-age drinkers.

Officers says they have also caught a number of adults suspected of making regular proxy purchases for children and have reported them to the Procurator Fiscal.

The suspected proxy purchasers were nabbed after an intelligence-gathering campaign by the Tayside Police’s Community Impact Team.

Police are liaising with retailers to raise awareness of the issue of proxy purchasing.

Sergeant June Robertson said: “Officers will continue to tackle the problem of under-age drinking as long as it remains.

“We know the amount of alcohol we seize or prevent from going into the wrong hands has a knock-on effect in reducing occurrences of vandalism, assaults and youths causing annoyance calls.”




Bookmark this


Site Search

COMMENT

Richard Hemming MW: beware inverse snobbery

Few things can bring communal pleasure so intimately as wine. Apart from a hot tub, perhaps. Sport can trigger mass jubilation, film gives us shared empathy, but wine has a nigh-unique ability to bestow conviviality among us through a shared bottle – which makes it especially galling that we spend so much time divided over it.

Click for more »
Upcoming events

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Facebook

Twitter