Tonight The Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Team in partnership with Trading Standards launched a joint operation targeting the sale of alcohol to youths from off license premises. In total 3 stores from the area were found to be committing offences and issued with fixed penalty tickets. Long term work around the premises license to sell alcohol will be undertaken.
This work is part of Operation Maple aimed at tackling the youth disorder on the Nexus metro system and surrounding areas.
We continue to encourage you to report all incidents of youth disorder via 999 in an emergency or via www.northumbria.police.uk