Police To Crack Down On Beach Parties

St Mary’s police say the days of officers turning a blind eye to parties and barbecues on beaches are over, following what they believe to be irresponsible behaviour by islanders on Monday night.

On Tuesday, the police station had received six complaints about the state of Porth Minick beach near Old Town after a late night gathering on Monday.

Broken glass and beer cans were scattered on the beach and rusty nails from wooden pallets, which were burned to make a bonfire, had been left on the sand.

The police took the unusual step of cordoning off the area with police tape.

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Officers have spoken to 5 males in their teens and early twenties about the late night revelry which some residents say went on until 5am.

The men involved have all been issued with fixed penalties for littering.

Sergeant Charlie Craig says he has a letter filed from a few years ago from the wildlife trust stating that they didn’t want bonfires and boozing on their land. Police will now patrol for beach gatherings and fires and break them up when they find them.


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