Jetty parties spark police warning to young drinkers

POLICE have issued warnings after young people were caught drinking alcohol on jetties in the Enniskillen area. Police confirmed that they had received two reports of anti-social behaviour in the area on Easter Monday.
It is believed that approximately 40 young people were involved in the reported incidents of anti-social behaviour, however, when police arrived the crowd had dispersed.
Posting a photo of alcoholic drinks recovered from jetties to social media a spokesman for the PSNI said, “Everyone loves getting out to enjoy the great weather, but underage drinking and anti social behaviour isn’t tolerated.”
Police added, “Enquiries are underway to find out who is supplying these children with drink.”
Incidents of this nature occurred at jetties near the Killyhevlin Hotel. Both public jetties at the Killyhevlin are maintained by Waterways Ireland.
Commenting on the incidents of anti-social behaviour a spokesman for Waterways Ireland said, “The organisation is aware of anti-social activities taking place in the vicinity of these jetties and has worked with various stakeholders including the PSNI and landowners to reduce these activities for the benefit of our customers.
“In previous years, intervention measures have had some success in reducing the anti-social behaviour at these jetties. Waterways Ireland and other stakeholders will continue to monitor the situation in the coming months so that appropriate remedial measures can again be put in place if required.”

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