West Kirby beaches and parks now alcohol-free zones
Merseyside Police say they will be out in force this summer ensuring West Kirby beach and surrounding parks and open spaces are alcohol-free and "remain a family friendly environment for all to enjoy."
The area in and around West Kirby Beach and park, and the town centres of both Hoylake and West Kirby are alcohol-free zones.
This means police have the power to confiscate and dispose of alcohol and fine anyone drinking it up to £500.
If anyone fails to comply with the officerís request they could face arrest.
This applies to anyone of any age drinking alcohol in public in the stated alcohol free zones.
Officers from Hoylake Police Station have already seized a large quantity of booze from people drinking in and around West Kirby beach.
197 unopened bottles and cans of lager Around 100 cans of lager and bottles of wine and vodka were confiscated and poured away.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Andy Carter said: "West Kirby beach is a family friendly area and people come from all over Merseyside to enjoy the scenery, especially during nice weather.
"We want to ensure this area remains safe and vibrant by heavily enforcing the alcohol-free zone.
"If you are caught with alcohol it will be confiscated and you could face a very heavy fine.
"This is not meant to ruin people's fun but to stop anti-social behaviour and ensure people can enjoy a great day out." THE GLOBE