Police to target businesses which sell and serve booze to under-age drinkers

Uckfield crackdown on illegal alcohol sales

Licensed premises in Uckfield which sell and serve alcohol to children face prosecution.

Special checks are to be carried out across the town to prevent illegal alcohol sales to those under-age

The work will be carried out by a licensing officer from Sussex Police.

Police at a public meeting in Uckfield last night. From the left are Assistant Chief Constable Nick May, District Commander Chief Inspector Anita Turner and Wealden District Inspector Jon Gross.

Police at a public meeting in Uckfield last month. From the left are Assistant Chief Constable Nick May, District Commander Chief Inspector Anita Turner and Wealden District Inspector Jon Gross.

Action follows a public meeting in Uckfield last month, attended by assistant chief constable Nick May, to discuss anti-social behaviour in the town.

Inspector John Gross, the Wealden District Inspector, outlined a plan to tackle the problems at the meeting.

Insp John Gross

Insp John Gross

It included:

“Checks on licensed premises.”

Hot spots

Other commitments included dedicated patrols in known “hot-spots” and working with the transport police and rail enforcement officers on trains and stations between Uckfield and Crowborough.

The licensing officer checks, which will extend to Crowborough, will also be looking for adults who buy alcohol on behalf of children.

In a further statement, Wealden police said:

“Officers from across the force have been working additional shifts to provide a significant police presence, in Uckfield and Crowborough.”

Inspector Gross added: “These resources give a real boost to our objective of addressing recent incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour.”

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