Police booze warning after action taken against people sitting with pints in Doncaster town centre

Police are warning they will take action over street drinking in Doncaster’s main public square after finding residents sitting drinking pints there.

By David Kessen
Monday, 22nd June 2020, 10:03 am
Updated Monday, 22nd June 2020, 10:03 am

On Sunday officers stopped people from drinking pints while sitting in Sir Nigel Gresley Square, an area covered by Doncaster’s Public spaces Protection order (PSPO) for nearly three years.

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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