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133 litres of alcohol recovered
Teenage drinkers generic
Fife Constabulary are cracking down on underage drinkers
More than 130 litres of alcohol was confiscated from underage drinkers during an Easter weekend crackdown on youth disorder.

At least 63 intoxicated youngsters were also picked up by the police and returned to their parents during the operation by Fife Constabulary.

It was the second weekend of a high-level police operation aimed at curbing youth anti-social behaviour.

Operation Time2Act officers will be out on patrol again this weekend.

Insp Alex Harkness, of Fife Constabulary's community safety, said: "It's disturbing that so many underagers were found drunk or in possession of alcohol by our Time2Act task force.

"Alcohol and young people is such a volatile mixture. Under the influence of alcohol, they are more likely to be both the victims and the perpetrators of crime."

The area was checked and we found 15 litres of alcohol, a baseball bat and a martial arts weapon
Insp Andy Edmonston
Fife Constabulary

Insp Andy Edmonston, of Fife Constabulary's crime reduction and divisional planning, said tip-offs from the public are proving an important tool in cracking down on youth disorder.

He said: "In Glenrothes, for example, we had received intelligence that fights were planned for Friday night between rival gangs.

"At about 7.40pm a number of youths were seen drinking at flats in the Auchmuty area. They ran off when police arrived.

"The area was checked and we found 15 litres of alcohol, a baseball bat and a martial arts weapon.

"This is a worrying find and, unfortunately, is consistent with recent drink-fuelled violence involving local youths."

Officers armed with hand-held cameras will be patrolling the streets this weekend.

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