Irvine police seized drink, drugs and made several arrests over the bank holiday weekend.

Individuals have been reported and arrests made over incidents of weapon possesion, drug misuse and other anti social behaviour.

Just after 1pm on Friday, May 4 officers forced entry to a property in the town and conducted a search while in possession of a Sheriff’s Search Warrant issued under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Patrols over the remainder of the Bank Holiday weekend then focused on areas identified as hotspots for antisocial behaviour.

Patrols this weekend resulted in:

  • Nine proactive inspections of licensed off sales to ensure compliance with legislation. 
  • More than 20 litres of alcohol seized from underage young people.
  • A 15-year-old female found by officers under the influence of alcohol and taken to hospital by Ambulance due to her level of drunkenness.
  • A 13-year-old female reported for threatening and abusive behaviour.
  • A 14-year-old male reported for a vandalism.
  • A 18-year-old man found in possession of alleged class B drugs.
  • A 15-year-old male arrested for possession of an offensive weapon. 
  • A 26-year-old man arrested and charged for offences including the possession of a knife.

Sergeant Jason Peter, of the Irvine Locality Policing Team, said: “We are committed to tackling issues of local concern and while many enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend officers were working to target those issues that matter most to local people.

“We seized a considerable amount of alcohol from underage young people this weekend and many of the other incidents we dealt with were alcohol related - we will continue to work with our partners and communities to target those who supply alcohol to underagers.

“I would appeal to parents and carers to have a conversation with their child about alcohol and the devastating impact it can have on their health not discounting how vulnerable they become to being a victim of crime or in some cases a perpetrator of antisocial behaviour or violence.

“We will now work with our health and social care partners to ensure sufficient support and guidance is in place for those involved in an effort to prevent future incidents.”

Anyone with concerns about crime in their community is encouraged to contact their local policing team by calling 101 - in an emergency always dial 999.