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Making Medway a safer place

Date: 30/01/2008           Category: Community Safety

Medway Council’s Safer Communities officers have confiscated bottles of lager, cider and vodka from underage drinkers. The officers also seized more than 50 cans and 20 bottles of alcohol from people drinking in public places during patrols of Medway’s streets and parks as part of their work to make the area safer. The majority of the alcohol was taken in the run-up to, and during, the festive season. The alcohol has now been disposed of and the bottles and cans have been recycled. Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Enforcement Cllr Rehman Chishti said: “Medway Council and our partners are working hard to make Medway a safer place for everyone. Confiscating alcohol is one of many steps we are taking to stop people – especially those who are underage – from drinking in restricted areas and places, like parks, where people go to relax. “By taking alcohol off street drinkers, we have increased community safety and improved the environment.” Pictured are Medway Safer Communities officers Tony Lee and Muriel Hucks with some of the alcohol that was confiscated in Medway.