POLICE seized more than 100 bottles and cans of booze from under-age drinkers during a crackdown on anti-social behaviour over Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night.
The operation, which ran from October 23-November 7 in Ellesmere Port and Neston, was part of the national Not in My Neighbourhood Week.
A total of 72 bottles and 11 cans of lager were seized, along with cider, vodka, alcopops and wine.
Officers spoke to 164 young people about their behaviour and recorded their details.
Insp Richard Rees said: “We will now be reviewing the details collected and considering following them up with visits to families and possible anti-social behaviour meetings and contracts for repeat offenders.
“During the operation patrols were concentrated around areas where anti-social behaviour has been reported in the past.”
Last month police received reports of flower beds being damaged around Civic Way, so patrols were increased in the area and 56 young people were spoken to during a two-week period.
Insp Rees said: “I am pleased to say that no further incidents like the damage to flower beds were reported since we gave the area extra attention.”
To contact your neighbourhood policing team, call 0845 458 6373 or email ellesmere.port.npt@ cheshire.pnn.police.uk.