On-the-spot fine and even prosecution if they buy alcohol for those who are not old enough to buy it themselves.
Parents, carers and other adults are once again being warned they face an on-the-spot fine and even prosecution if they buy alcohol for those who are not old enough to buy it themselves.
The warning, from the partner agencies that form the Youth Engagement Project, comes after a staggering amount of alcohol was seized from young people during evening operations across Cwm Taf. Most of the alcohol had been bought for the underage young people via proxy sales – adults purchasing the alcohol for them. PC Anthony Ferguson, Anti-social Behaviour Officer, said: “Underage drinking remains a concern for our communities and it can have serious consequences.
“Adults can be prosecuted for buying alcohol for an underage person but for the young person if they become involved in crime as a result of their drinking this can affect their life for many years including what college or university they want to go to.
“Our plea is to ensure that parents are responsible and know where their children are and educate them about the dangers of alcohol to help keep them safe.”