Man, 19, fined £90 for buying alcohol for teenagers in North Yorkshire

A man has been fined for buying alcohol for teenagers in North Yorkshire.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 11:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 11:28 am

The 19-year-old was fined £90 after buying alcohol for the youngsters in Norton last month.

North Yorkshire Police say that at 8.30pm on January 24 2020, a 19-year-old man went into a shop on Commercial Street, Norton, and bought a pack of beer.

He then went straight outside and gave it to a group of children aged around 16.

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Shop staff reported their concerns to the police, who attended. Officers checked in-store CCTV and recognised the man involved.

He has now been issued with a penalty notice for disorder (PND) for £90.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "The law is very clear - it is illegal for an adult to buy or attempt to buy alcohol on behalf of someone under 18.

"If you do so, it is likely that the matter will be reported to the police, and you will be captured on CCTV.

"We're very grateful to those involved in bringing this incident to our attention so we could deal with it appropriately."