A 45 year old man has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for allegedly purchasing alcohol on behalf of young people from a licensed off sales in Stevenston.

On Monday 13th February officers from the Three Towns Locality Policing Team were deployed on foot and cycle in the Stevenston area in response to community concerns regarding antisocial behaviour in the area.

About 7.15 pm the man was allegedly seen supplying alcohol to a group of young people in New Street, Stevenston. Further enquiries by the officers, including the use of public space CCTV, resulted in the man being reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Sergeant Colin Sykes, of the Three Towns Locality Policing Team, commented “Drinking alcohol under the age of 18 is against the law in Scotland, but not only that, it can really impact on the health of young people. This remains a key priority for the local community and we will continue to work with our partners and pro-actively target anyone involved in purchasing alcohol for young people.”

Anyone with concerns or information on crime in their area is encouraged to contact Police Scotland by calling 101 (in an emergency always dial 999). Information can also be provided anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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