Antisocial behaviour targeted in Peacehaven

POLICE patrolled the Dell in Peacehaven in a bid to prevent antisocial behaviour at Cole’s Fun Fair.

Peacehaven Neighbourhood Policing Team joined forces with colleagues from Newhaven and Lewes for the event last weekend.

They dealt with a number of young people who were drinking alcohol.

PC Jonathan Attfield said: “The fair attracts a great many people to Peacehaven and we want everyone to enjoy themselves while it is here.

“However, where officers find youths in possession of alcohol they will be dealt with appropriately, ensuring that parents are made aware.

“Similarly, anyone caught buying alcohol on behalf of under age people will receive an £80 fixed penalty notice or be summonsed to court.”

Cole’s Fun Fair returned to the Dell in Peacehaven on Friday May 20.

To make sure that everyone was able to enjoy themselves police officers and community support officers provided a high visibility presence in Operation Blitz.

William Cole, owner of the fair, said: “We are happy to work with police as we do not want underage drinkers spoiling the fun for families.”

A quantity of alcohol bottles and cans were also seized by police from underage drinkers.

Operation Blitz targets antisocial behaviour in public places.

Residents of Lewes district are encouraged to call their policing team on 0845 60 70 999 to receive more information and an application form.