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200 bottles of alcohol seized to encourage ‘Ibiza nightclub-like’ partygoers UK News

Hundreds of bottles and cans of alcohol have been seized by police to stop drunks using North Yorkshire beauty spots ‘like an Ibiza nightclub’.

Crowds at parties Britain’s hottest day ever gathered in Richmond Falls, where officers seized several large sound systems and large canisters of nitrous oxide, known as laughing gas, which are sometimes used to get high.

On Tuesday, they also took 200 bottles of beer, cider, vodka and other spirits.

According to North Yorkshire Police, some local residents were concerned about anti-social behavior linked to the hot weather.

The force said it dispersed five men from Middlesbrough for anti-social behavior and arrested a youth from County Durham on suspicion of assault following the disturbance.

Superintendent Martin Metcalf said: “Residents are quite rightly unwilling to see their town being used as an Ibiza nightclub and we are doing something about it.

“As temperatures soared into the 30s yesterday and hundreds of people gathered in Richmond Falls, my team and I took action to prevent crime and anti-social behavior and all the litter and mess it leaves behind.”

He added: “We simply will not tolerate the anti-social behavior that is often displayed by large groups traveling from other areas and acting without respect for the community they are visiting. And yesterday we used public spaces legislation to deal with that.”

18 traffic violation reports were issued to people traveling to and from the area, including not wearing seat belts and obstructing parking.

North Yorkshire Police

Seven barbecues were also extinguished due to dry and dangerous conditions.

Owners of the sound systems were able to retrieve them from the police station at the end of the day and were “advised about using them in public,” police said.

200 bottles of alcohol seized to encourage ‘Ibiza nightclub-like’ partygoers UK News

Source200 bottles of alcohol seized to encourage ‘Ibiza nightclub-like’ partygoers UK News

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