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New fines available to tackle drinking culture

8 April 2005

Two new penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) have been introduced this week to help tackle underage and ‘binge’ drinking.
An £80 on-the-spot fine for selling alcohol to a drunk person and a £50 fine for buying alcohol underage, can be enforced against individuals from 4 April. They extend the list of PNDs already available to police to tackle alcohol-related disorder, which include fines for consumption of alcohol in a specified public place and purchase of alcohol for an underage person.
Announcing the new measures, Culture Secretary, Tessa Jowell, said: “We will never condone, and we can’t ignore, underage and binge drinking. That’s why... it’s not only the seller, but also the buyer who will take the rap when alcohol is sold to under-18s. It sends out a clear message – if the law is broken, both parties must pay a price.”

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