Resort police seize 400 fake IDs

Police and merchants have confiscated more than 400 fake ID cards from underneath-age drinkers in a holiday resort in less than a month.

The seizures came as hundreds of public faculties college students descended on Polzeath for an early summer season holiday earlier than the state college term ended.

Locals have complained of rowdy beach parties, noise, drunkenness, and vandalism involving up to 500 people.

But police stated a number of the complaints have been being “blown out of proportion”.

It was whole anarchy. They may do exactly what they wished as a result of there have been solely four policemen there
Tess Smith, resident

But Polzeath resident Tess Smith stated the issue was worse than last year.

“There have been a thousand youngsters on the beach on one evening, screaming, chanting and urinating.

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“There was an horrendous quantity of noise till three within the morning.

“It was whole anarchy. They may do exactly what they wished as a result of there have been solely four policemen there.”

Drawback ‘subsided’

One underneath-age teen, among a bunch drinking and smoking cannabis on the beach, stated alcohol was simple to get.

“Some serve you underneath age. In case you have fake ID they are going to serve you anything.”

Police rejected the accusation, saying shops have been seizing about forty fake IDs a day.

Four hundred pretend cards have been recovered from youngsters since the starting of July.

But Sgt Robin Moorcroft, who’s in command of the police operations in Polzeath, stated the issue had now subsided.

He stated: “There have been incidents of public disorder assaults and drunkenness, but some of it is being blown out of proportion.”

Four cops are on obligation this year within the resort in July and August following disturbances last year.