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Police and council crack down on Northam Burrows parties

14:20 18 July 2013

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Broken glass, bonfire remains and underage drinkers among incidents reported on the Burrows to police.

POLICE and Torridge District Council are working together to crack down on parties held by young people on Northam Burrows.

Incidents reported over the last few weeks include underage drinking, bonfire remains and broken glass left on Country Park and people riding mopeds across the burrows.

Residents had also complained of noise disturbance as people left the burrows through Westward Ho! and Northam.

Inspector Andy Brock, sector commander for Torridge, encouraged people to contact police to report any parties on the Burrows.

He said: “We’re trying to reduce incidents of antisocial behaviour and disturbance to the surrounding parishes; if people report it to us, we can go down there.

“If we find young people who appear drunk the alcohol will be confiscated and we will be following it up with their parents.

“We usually find if we stop one or two parties, the message goes around pretty quickly.”

Councillor Gaye Tabor, Torridge’s lead member for the Burrows, said: “We all want to enjoy the Burrows; a place for all the family to visit; so please make sure you take your rubbish home with you or put it in the correct bins provided.

“No one wants to see children, or indeed any person, animal or wildlife injured by broken glass or, as happened recently to a four-year-old girl on Exmouth beach, suffer burns caused by a disposable BBQ.

“In fact, because of the number of incidents and injuries in the past, BBQs are actually not allowed on the beach and Burrows at all.”

Anyone who wishes to report any incidents on the Burrows to the police can do so by contacting non-emergency number 101.

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