POLICE are cracking down on boozy youngsters in Meltham.
Officers say that during a recent event at the parish church hall a number of young people were found to have alcohol, which was confiscated by police.
Neighbourhood Policing team commander Inspector Martin Lister said: "We are carrying out high-visibility patrols in Meltham.
"These are to address concerns raised by local people about anti-social behaviour.
"Where we find under-18s with alcohol we will confiscate it."
Insp Lister also warned that police and trading standards officers will be sending under-age youngsters into pubs and off- licences in Meltham to see if booze is sold to them.
He warned shopkeepers and landlords: "People who break the law in this way face heavy fines or could even have their licence to serve alcohol suspended.
"Drinking and substance misuse can cause anti-social behaviour, including criminal damage and general nuisance.
"We would urge people, especially parents, to work with us to tackle this problem."