POLICE are to begin a crackdown on drink-fuelled disorder in Huddersfield.
The town is one of 77 areas across England and Wales where police are launching a fresh drive to tackle alcohol-related aggression and mayhem.
The campaign will focus on shops which sell alcohol to under 18's, bars and clubs who promote irresponsible and rowdy behaviour and drunken yobs who cause violence on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Police, along with Trading Standards officers, will use tough enforcement measures to take action against irresponsible drinkers and vendors.
The powers they will use include:
* Closing rowdy premises for 24 hours
* Issuing £40 fixed penalty notices for being drunk and disorderly
* Using under-18-year-olds for sting operations in off licences, supermarkets, bars and clubs
* Naming and shaming premises after conviction.
Over the course of the campaign, which will end after the August bank holiday, the Police Standards Unit in the Home Office will collate data on the number of enforcement actions taken and discover repeat offenders selling to underage drinkers.
Police also aim to kick-start a culture change where it will be less acceptable to get drunk and behave violently or disorderly.