Six charged in Broch over weekend

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Six people have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for drug, alcohol and anti-social behaviour offences after a licensed premises operation in Fraserburgh last weekend.

Five men and one woman were reported following high visibility patrols and visits to licensed premises to ensure responsible trading, responsible drinking and to assist in reducing disorder and antisocial behaviour.

Sergeant Ronnie Kain said: “By undertaking these checks we are aiming to satisfy ourselves that licenced premises are operating responsibly and that patrons are therefore able to enjoy their nights out safely, without either becoming a victim of crime or committing a crime.

“Over consumption of alcohol can lead to an increase in violence, including domestic abuse, disorder and anti-social behaviour.

The Fraserburgh Community Policing Team carried out the operation involving licensed premises in Fraserburgh and the surrounding area on Friday February 26 and Saturday 27.

On Saturday evening this operation was conducted in conjunction with Operation Sandside and consisted of a multi-agency approach involving Licensing Standards Officers and Social Workers both from Aberdeenshire Council and Police Scotland.