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Police seize 'concerning' amount of alcohol on Easter Monday in Northern Ireland

By Claire Williamson

Published 09/04/2015

Constables Burns and Coyle are pictured with drink seized from under 18s in the Ports on Easter Monday. PIC: PSNI
Constables Burns and Coyle are pictured with drink seized from under 18s in the Ports on Easter Monday. PIC: PSNI

A senior police officer has described the amount of alcohol seized from underage youngsters on Easter Monday as "concerning".

The PSNI have warned they will seize alcohol "all summer long if we need to".

Assistance chief constable Stephen Martin posted a picture of drink taken from under 18s in the North Coast area on the bank holiday.

Posting the photo to the PSNI North Coast Facebook page the caption read: "Constables Burns and Coyle are pictured with drink seized from under 18s in the Ports on Easter Monday.

"Too much alcohol impairs judgement and is risky for young people who might not know their limits.

"The young people didn’t realise it at the time, but police seizing the drink probably saved them from alot of bother. Please also remember it’s an offence to buy drink for under 18s. Police will seize drink all summer long if we need to. "

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