Young drinkers warned: ‘You could face a night in the cells’

Launch of underage drinking intiative for Aylesbury pubs and bars - pictured in LJ'z is Insp Kelly Glister - town centre inspector Peter Seal - licensing manager, Gaye Godleman - Aylesbury community safety partnership, Trevor Hooper - licensing committee and Ebi Rostami - owner of LJ'z
Launch of underage drinking intiative for Aylesbury pubs and bars - pictured in LJ'z is Insp Kelly Glister - town centre inspector Peter Seal - licensing manager, Gaye Godleman - Aylesbury community safety partnership, Trevor Hooper - licensing committee and Ebi Rostami - owner of LJ'z
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AN under-age drinking crackdown has been launched in Aylesbury.

Police say they will be stepping up patrols around the town centre, and youngsters found with alcohol will have their booze confiscated.

A number of venues, including LJ’z in the High Street, are set to hold under 18 nights over the summer.

Youngsters have been warned that if they drink alcohol before arriving, they will be turned away.

Aylesbury town centre Inspector Kelly Glister said: “This is definitely not about stopping teenager people from going out and having fun with their mates.

“Venues such as LJ’z offer under-18 nights, which is a safe and excellent way for young people to socialise and we fully support them.

“What we do have a problem with, however, is poor behaviour fuelled by drink and we will not tolerate individuals who turn up drunk, or with alcohol.

“We will be present and highly visible and on hand to deal with any disorder or drunk behaviour robustly.

“Anyone totally incapable can expect to be arrested and spend a night in the cells.”