PC Gemma Ibbitson said: “Under the PSPO it is an offence to consume alcohol whilst not on a licensed premise and/or have alcohol in open containers in a public place in the area covered.“On this occasion those committing the offence were offered advice and not prosecuted – however they did have to pour their pints away at £4 a pop.“Further enforcement will continue in this area to ensure that members of the public are aware and to ensure premises in the area serving the alcohol are advising people that it is to be consumed at home and not in public.”
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