The senior South Wales Police officer at Penarth Police Station, Inspector Andrew Rice, has this week published on Facebook an account of the most recent measures taken to control underage drinking in the town – including an operation called “Operation McDuff”.
[ PDN Note: The arcane names of police operations are randomly created by computer and bear no relation to any particular place or person.]
Inspector Rice says “We carried out Operation McDuff in Penarth recently to tackle issues with anti-social behaviour in particular underage drinking.”
“As part of this” – he adds – ” patrols have been stepped up around identified anti-social behaviour hotspots such as the Alexandra Park area”.
There is a warning from Inspector Rice to under-age teenagers tempted to obtain alcohol illicitly.
He says “Officers have, and will, continue to seize alcohol from those underage along with handing out Anti-Social Behaviour Referral Orders.”