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New Alcohol Screening Devices In Hambleton And Richmondshire
Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
New Alcohol Screening Devices In Hambleton And Richmondshire
Police Officers and Doorstaff in Hambleton and Richmondshire have a new security device to use to help stamp out underage drinking.

Thanks to a grant from the Hambleton and Richmondshire Community Safety Partnership the North Yorkshire Police Alcohol Licensing Unit has two ‘Lion Alcoblow’ alcohol screening devices available for venues holding under 18’s parties and where there has been a history of alcohol related disorder.

“Doorstaff at these venues will screen the young people attending and use the device to check their breath alcohol levels,” said PC Matthew Balmforth, North Yorkshire Police Alcohol Licensing Unit.

“It will ensure that drunk youngsters do not get into the venue and cause a disturbance and spoil the party.”

“It will be a condition that anyone wanting to enter the premises whose breath alcohol level is in any doubt will be asked to provide a specimen of breath.

We know the police may get an increase in calls to deal with people declined entry but our officers will use appropriate legislative powers to ensure those people disperse safely away from the area.”

For more information on the devices contact PC Balmforth on 01423 539373

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