A council has issued a warning over under-age alcohol sales after increased reports of "young people drinking in the streets".
A statement from Newport City Council's trading standards and licensing team said there had been increased reports from residents in Newport about "groups of young people drinking in the streets and other public places" recently.
It said it wished to remind pubs and off-licences in the area that they had a "duty to check the ages of people buying alcohol" and encouraged anyone with information about possible offences to report to the council's trading standards team, the police or anonymously to Crimestoppers.
It said this included "young people hanging around shops asking adults to make purchases for them", anywhere illegally selling alcohol to children or young people drinking alcohol in parks or other public places.
A premises owner and the seller could be prosecuted if they make a sale to somebody under the age of 18. The owner also risks losing their licence.
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Councillor Ray Truman, cabinet member for licensing and regulation, said: "The laws on selling alcohol to under-18s are there to protect them.
"Those selling alcohol to, and adults buying alcohol for, under-18s are putting those young people at risk in a number of ways. Not only can it have a serious impact on their lives, health and well-being, it can also make them vulnerable to harm from others.
"I urge premise owners, their employees and other adults to be responsible and encourage anyone with information about possible offences to report to the council's trading standards team, the police or, anonymously, to Crimestoppers.
"You can do this if you notice young people hanging around shops asking adults to make purchases for them, know of anywhere that illegally sells alcohol to children or see young people drinking alcohol in parks or other public places.
"You will be helping to keep our young people and communities safe."
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously by phone on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Contact trading standards on 01633 656656 or Gwent Police on 101.
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