YOUNG drinkers are having the plug pulled on buying alcohol in Holmfirth.
Off licenses in the town are refusing to serve anyone who appears to be under 21 without proof of age.
The move is part of a campaign aimed at stamping anti-social behaviour in the Holme Valley.
All of Holmfirth's off licenses have joined the voluntary ban and are asking for driving licences or passports before they sell alcohol over the counter.
Parish councillor Royston Rogers, a past president of Holme Valley Business Association, said the problem had been under discussion for six months.
"There are an awful lot of youngsters under 14 buying bottles of whisky and vodka, not just cider and `alcopops'.
"We are a great community in Holmfirth and we want to keep it that way. We don't want shutters on shops."
He added that in the last six months druunken youths had thrown bottles at cars, sprayed graffiti throughout the town and wreaked havoc in Victoria Park.
In July, police staged a high-profile weekend Target initiative in Holmfirth aimed at cracking down on loutish behaviour.
Martin Battye, owner of Bargain Booze on Huddersfield Road, one of the off licenses involved in the ban, said the biggest problem was older teenagers buying alcohol for younger friends.
He wants 18-year olds to apply for the nationally recognised Portman identity card, which would be accepted in Holmfirth.
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