Booze patrols catch youths

POLICE seized alcohol from seven youths aged as young as 14 during two days of patrols aimed at tackling underage drinking and antisocial behaviour.

A patrol found three youths, all aged 14, drinking in the area beside Appin Drive in Prestonpans and Cockenzie Power Station at 5:30pm on Friday.

A second patrol on Saturday afternoon found four youths drinking at the same locations.

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A police spokeswoman said: "These matters will be progressed with the parents of the children and appropriate partner agencies."