Resort police seize four hundred fake IDs
Police and merchants have confiscated more than four hundred fake ID playing cards from underneath-age drinkers in a holiday resort in lower than a month.
The seizures came as hundreds of public faculties students descended on Polzeath for an early summer season holiday earlier than the state school term ended.
Locals have complained of rowdy seaside events, noise, drunkenness, and vandalism involving up to 500 people.
But police said some of the complaints have been being “blown out of proportion”.
It was total anarchy. They could do exactly what they needed as a result of there have been only four policemen there
Tess Smith, resident
But Polzeath resident Tess Smith said the problem was worse than final year.
“There have been a thousand kids on the seaside on one night, screaming, chanting and urinating.
“There was an horrendous amount of noise till three in the morning.
“It was total anarchy. They could do exactly what they needed as a result of there have been only four policemen there.”
One underneath-age teenager, amongst a bunch drinking and smoking cannabis on the seaside, said alcohol was easy to get.
“Some serve you underneath age. If you have fake ID they may serve you anything.”
Police rejected the accusation, saying outlets have been seizing about 40 fake IDs a day.
4 hundred fake playing cards have been recovered from children because the starting of July.
But Sgt Robin Moorcroft, who’s in charge of the police operations in Polzeath, said the problem had now subsided.
He said: “There have been incidents of public disorder assaults and drunkenness, but some of it’s being blown out of proportion.”
4 police officers are on responsibility this year in the resort in July and August following disturbances final year.