Mid Wales

Newtown drive to reduce crime by tackling under-age drinking

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Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour are two of the reasons behind a drive to cut under-age drinking in a Powys town.

Dyfed-Powys Police have launched a community alcohol partnership in Newtown.

It is the second town in the local authority area - after Brecon - to be covered and will see police working with trading standards.

Young people will also be advised on "sensible drinking".

Councillor John Powell said: "It is all in our interests to promote a healthy attitude to the use of alcohol."

The scheme has been launched as part of Alcohol Awareness Week.

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