Underage Drinker Banned From Local Premises

hugh town from garrisonThe islands’ Pubwatch group of licensed premises managers met yesterday to discuss what action to take after an underage girl became drunk in a town centre pub on Friday night.

Sergeant Colin Taylor discovered the youngster in a pub at around midnight and female officer took the youngster home to her parents, who had gone to bed.

The landlady of the premises involved said the girl had not been served and believed she’d been following a practice called ‘minesweeping,’ where people consume unattended drinks.

The meeting discussed the course of action that the licensees group would take. Previously underage youngsters found drinking have been banned until their 18th birthday but this rule was applied to 17 year olds in the most recent cases, so the ban didn’t have long to run.

This girl is much younger and licensees felt it was unfair to effectively bar her from going out for meals with her parents in local pubs. One landlord felt that would be especially harsh at Christmas.

But other members argued that everybody had to be dealt with in the same way. Licensees decided to follow the established procedure of banning her from all Pubwatch premises until she is 18, but that policy, and other rules and regulations, may be reviewed in the future.



8 Responses to Underage Drinker Banned From Local Premises

  1. Happy Chappy. May 13, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Constable Visit-the-Infidel/Ungodly-with-Explanatory-Pamphlets May 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    The Lord shall smite you for your lack of forgiveness and compassion

    Hardly the sort of action one would expect from an all loving, all caring, all forgiving father which is the message from his representative on this planet preach.

    • Constable Visit-the-Infidel/Ungodly-with-Explanatory-Pamphlets May 13, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      That depends upon which representative you’ve been talking to and which deity you believe/don’t believe in.

  2. Happy Chappy. May 12, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Constable Visit-the-Infidel/Ungodly-with-Explanatory-Pamphlets — Let he who is without sin cast the first stone!

    That is exactly what I did.

    • Constable Visit-the-Infidel/Ungodly-with-Explanatory-Pamphlets May 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      The Lord shall smite you for your lack of forgiveness and compassion

  3. Constable Visit-the-Infidel/Ungodly-with-Explanatory-Pamphlets May 12, 2013 at 8:50 am

    And of course none of you ever indulged in under age drinking, being such upstanding pillars of the community.
    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone!

  4. Grey Hound May 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    wouldn’t be much of a punishment if they were allowed in on certain occasions. At least this way it actually is a punishment and hopefully a warning to other kids thinking of trying it on and risking peoples livlihoods. I feel sorry for the publicans that the local children have such a lack of respect for the people they live alongside.

  5. robin May 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I thoroughly agree. If you want to hang with the adults at that age then you should be punished in the same way. I think she should be made an example of and hopefully it will send a clear message to all the other kids that if you get caught doing this you will be ruining it for not just you, but your entire family aswell. Well one pubwatch and the police.

  6. Happy Chappy. May 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Minesweeping is another word for STEALING.

    Harsh at Christmas? Would love for this landlord to stand up and be counted.

    Pleased to see that the right decision was made.