A level students warned about celebrating within the law
YOUNG people picking up their A Level results today are being urged to either celebrate — or commiserate — sensibly.
Hundreds of pupils in the Swansea Bay area and Carmarthenshire were joining others across the country in receiving their exam results this morning.
Traditionally youngsters like to party on results day. And while the overwhelming majority do this in a sensible manner, a police chief has put out a reminder to those who may take the celebrations too far to just take care.
Acting Chief Inspector Steve Jones of Swansea Central Police station said: "We recognise that today is an important day for A-Level students and some of whom may want to toast their success.
"We would like to take this opportunity to remind people of the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption and to remind parents of their responsibility to be aware as to where their children are and what they are doing. Licensed premises across the city centre adopt a robust stance for those young people who are underage who attempt to enter, they should be under no illusions that they will be turned away and refused entry."
A similar warning was issued in Carmarthenshire along with a word of advice for licensed premises.
Councillor Tom Theophilus, chairman of the council's licensing committee, said: "The licensing committee advises licensees of their obligations in relation to sales of alcohol and they are reminded that if they suspect that a person is underage the advice is — if in doubt, don't sell."