Once a DPPO is in place, the police can use their confiscation powersto enforce the restriction.
It is not an offence to consume alcohol within a designated area, but fail- ure to comply with an officer's requests to stopdrinking and surrenderalcohol without reasonable excuse is.
Failure to comply with an officer can lead to a fixed penalty notice being issued or arrest and pros- ecution with a fine of up to pounds 500 imposed.
DPPOs are available in areas that have experi- enced alcohol-related anti- social behaviour problems.
They have been used across the country in areas ranging from a single street or park, to or city-wide areas..
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|Publication:||Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2009|
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