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Last Updated: Tuesday March 29 2005 16:21 GMT

What does the law say?

Kids over the age of five can drink at home, but aren't allowed to buy alcohol.

When you're 16, you can drink beer, cider or perry with a meal in a restaurant - but only if it's bought for you.

It's illegal for anyone under 18 to buy alcohol, and if you try, you could be fined 1000.

If police catch children with alcohol, they can confiscate it.

Guide to Kids and drinking

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