How police are tackling underage drinking in Blyth

The project aims to tackle underage drinking

Police in Blyth are using painted messages on doorsteps to tackle underage drinking.

Members of the town's Community Alcohol Partnership say the idea is to remind shoppers not to buy alcohol for under 18s. Warning messages have been spray painted on the doorsteps of 30 stores where alcohol is available.

Police are also speaking to staff reminding them of their responsibilities to make sure the alcohol they sell doesn't get into the hands of children.