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Prudhoe launchA new partnership initiative is underway in Prudhoe to help tackle under-age drinking and warn young people about the dangers of alcohol.

The Prudhoe Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) launched in September at Prudhoe Community High School. It brings together partners from Safer Northumberland, Northumbria Police, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, local retailers and licensees, health services, housing providers and schools to tackle the problem of underage drinking and associated anti-social behaviour.

Tynesdale Neighbourhood Inspector Pam Bridges said: “The partnership aims to protect young people and to make them aware of the risks to them of drinking alcohol how it can make them vulnerable to committing anti-social behaviour and also to becoming a victim of crime themselves, while drunk. We want to put a stop to this and by working together with other agencies to tackle underage drinking we can make our communities even safer.

“We’ll also be targeting adults who may be buying children alcohol and making them aware of the damage it can cause and that it is also criminal offence. What makes CAP really effective is the local shops and businesses taking part in helping us promote this work.

“We are really proud to serve our communities here in Tynedale and hope that this work will continue to benefit all of the town.”

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I welcome the reduction in alcohol related youth anti-social behaviour. The CAP model has promoted effective and innovative partnership work between enforcement agencies, businesses and local community groups and has clearly played an important part in this. I would encourage every area with evidence of alcohol related youth crime to give serious consideration to setting up a CAP to reduce crime and build safer neighbourhoods.

Mike Penning
Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Policing

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