Police appeal to parents of teens to know what their kids are getting up to

Police in Forres are asking parents to be aware where their young teens are when away from home.

The call comes after complaints of recent underage drinking and anti-social behaviour especially in the area of the River Findhorn, near to Broom of Moy.

Officers in Forres are asking for the help of parents and guardians of teenagers to prevent recurrences of this type of incident.

A police spokesman said: “Last week a number of young people gathered with evidence of fires being started and alcohol consumption. One young teenager required hospital treatment through alcohol intoxication.

“A group of youths were dispersed and a quantity of alcohol was seized.”

With the onset of lighter nights and fine weather, police are looking for parents to be aware of what their children and young people are doing outside of their homes.

Education

Parents can help by educating young people about the dangers of under-age drinking and associated antisocial behaviour.

Community based officer, Constable Michelle MacDonald (pictured) is part of a team of dedicated patrols which will be taking place in the area.

Teenagers should not gather in large groups or conduct themselves in a manner that brings fear to local residents.

Anyone wishing to report criminality or anti-social behaviour should do so to their nearest police station, or via 101. Anonymous reports can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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