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Police vow to clamp down on underage drinking near Forres

By Alistair Whitfield

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PC Michelle MacDonald at the River Findhorn.
PC Michelle MacDonald at the River Findhorn.

Police in Forres are asking parents and guardians to help clamp down on drinking and anti-social behaviour by teenagers.

The message follows several complaints, especially in the area of the River Findhorn near Broom of Moy.

A police spokesperson said: "Last week a number of young people gathered with evidence of fires being started and alcohol consumption.

"One young teenager required hospital treatment through alcohol intoxication.

"A group of youths were dispersed and a quantity of alcohol was seized.

"With the onset of lighter nights and fine weather, we are looking for parents to be aware of what their children and young people are doing outside of their homes.

"Teenagers should not gather in large groups or conduct themselves in a manner that brings fear to local residents.

"Help us to educate our young people regarding the dangers of under-age drinking and associated antisocial behaviour."

The police say that dedicated patrols will now be taking place in the area.

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