Rowdy teenagers who habitually get drunk in parks and on the streets are the main targets of a plan to tackle under-age alcohol abuse.
Police will be given new powers to prosecute youths who are repeatedly found drinking in public and to break up gangs.
Officers will also be told to take more action against children who try to buy beer and alcopops from supermarkets and off-licences.
The Youth Alcohol Action Plan – to be unveiled on Monday – will also make it easier to take away the licences of shopkeepers who sell drink to under-18s.
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