Police seize alcohol in crackdown on drunken behaviour in Buckingham

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Police launched a crackdown on drunken bad behaviour and other problems linked to Buckingham’s nighttime economy on Saturday.

A large quantity of alcohol was seized over breaches of no-drinking zones, and one man was arrested in the town centre on suspicion of a public order offence.

Another man was given a Section 27 notice ordering him to leave the town.

Buckingham’s Inspector James Davies said: “This operation coincided with the opening of a new bar and the town was very busy on the day.

“We undertook a multi-phased operation during the early evening, dealing with anti-social behaviour (ASB) and later when it became dark, concentrating on the night time economy.

“We have had some positive results during this operation and are planning to conduct further follow up operations of a similar nature.

“The next operation, which will be on a smaller scale, is due to take place this Saturday.

“We are committed to proactively policing the nighttime economy and will deal robustly with anyone who chooses to drink excessively and commit ASB or violent offences.”

Buckingham’s neighbourhood team was supported by members of the Thames Valley Police mounted section and roads policing officers.

The operation ran from 7pm to 3am, and included checks on licenced premises.

Police said taxis were also pulled up for a variety of defects and other problems, including no front lights and a bald tyre.

Trading Standards officers will follow up on the police visits to make sure licensed premises comply with their conditions.