12 kids in court on same day ..and EVERY ONE was drunk when they committed a crime; CAN IT! STOP KIDS BOOZING A DAILY Mirror CAMPAIGN SHOCK TOLL OF BOOZE SCOURGE.
THE shocking scale of Britain's teen booze menace was laid bare at one court - where ALL its 12 youth cases involved drink-fuelled crime.
One lout was a girl of 15 who had sunk 11 bottles of alcopops when she removed a boot to batter a stranger over the head with it - sparking a 20-yob brawl.
Another swaggering thug, 17 - pictured above making a crude gesture on camera - tanked up on lager and cider before rampaging through a housing estate.
He smashed fences, hurled eggs at windows, spat in a man's face and smashed the camera of a woman who filmed his boozy spree.
Yesterday campaigners echoed the demands of the Mirror's Can It drive as they urged tough action to stop kids boozing.
Labour MP Michael Foster - who represents Hastings, East Sussex, where the court cases were held - said: "Binge-drinking teenagers are causing major problems.
Police need tougher powers."
Deborah Cameron, of booze treatment charity Addaction, added: "Police take alcohol from young people and fine them, but then nothing happens."
None of the offenders in court can be named because of their age.
But the appalling list of cases included one lad, 15, who had a history of boozy violence but broke his Asbo curfew nine times in two weeks. Yet he whined: "I lose track of time. It's not my fault."
Another, aged 16, snubbed his court hearing after being charged with stealing drugs from a clinic treating him for alcoholism. One boy, also 16, drove his dad's van while twice the booze limit. Like many others he got a paltry sentence - a nine-month referral order and a 16-month road ban.
The estate rampage hooligan admitted criminal damage and assault but was told to pay just pounds 350 - at pounds 5 a week.
Recent figures show violent youth crime rose nearly 40 per cent to 24,100 in the three years to 2006.
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WHAT WE WANT
A fine of pounds 20,000 and a six-month drinks licence ban for selling booze to under-18s.
Courts to enforce current law handing pounds 5,000 fine to adults who knowingly buy alcohol for under-18s.
Police ordered to seize booze and dish out cautions to kids drinking in pub
SNEERING: Court yob's crude sign