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.”

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