Only people over 18 can drink in public, except in areas of towns where Public Space Protection Orders are in place.

A Public Space Protection Order, or PSPO, is a special decree that allows police to stop people from drinking in a certain area.

PSPOs give police officers special powers to order a person to stop drinking alcohol in public and confiscate it from them.

Even outside of these areas, the police can take away alcohol or move on under 18s if they have been drinking.

The police can also fine or arrest under 18s drinking in public places.

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