Police enhance resources in King's Lynn to tackle summer drinking

(L to R); PCSO Trina Buckland, PCSO Jemma McCrea, PC Rob Ellis and PCSO Rebecca Messenger outside the Walks Credit: Norfolk Police

Police in King's Lynn are cracking down on drinking in public. PCSOs will work beyond midnight to continue to enforce the designated 'No Alcohol' zones in the majority of the town centre and The Walks.

In these zones consumption of alcohol is prohibited and it is also an offence to consume alcohol in public if under the age of eighteen.

Police Officers and PCSOs can enforce these restrictions by confiscating alcohol, issuing penalty notices for disorder (£80) or arrest where necessary.

Temporary Inspector Jason Selvarajah said: "These shift changes reflect the need for increased resources during the summer holidays in key areas of the town. We know that people will want to be outside in King's Lynn, The Walks and leisure areas enjoying the warmer weather.

"The No Alcohol zones are regularly enforced, we continue to confiscate alcohol and these additional resources will only enhance this. These restrictions are in place to reduce the levels of anti-social behaviour and violence that alcohol consumption in public areas can lead to."