Dunbar: Pensioner charged after allegedly buying alcohol for underage youths in East Lothian town

A pensioner has been charged by police after alcohol was bought for underage youths in an East Lothian town.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 7:31 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 3:21 pm

Reports were made to police that a man had purchased alcohol for underage youths in Dunbar.

A 70-year-old male was traced and charged in connection to the incident, and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Police in East Lothian also said a 39-year-old female is to be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for ‘proxy’ purchasing, the term used to describe adults buying alcohol for children or young people who are under the age of 18.

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A statement from Police Scotland said: “It is illegal in the UK to buy alcohol on behalf of anyone under the age of 18. Purchases of this type are called ‘proxy’ purchases.

"Following reports in Dunbar of adults purchasing alcohol for minors and through some excellent enquiry a 70-year-old male has been charged and a 39-year-old female is to be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for proxy purchasing.

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A 70-year-old male has been charged and a 39-year-old female is to be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for proxy purchasing in Dunbar.

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