Men charged with buying booze for youths

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Police Scotland has charged two men with buying alcohol for youths in East Lothian.

A 31-year-old man from Dunbar was charged following an incident in Dunbar on June 20 where a 15-year-old was found to be in possession of a quantity of alcohol.

A 26-year-old man from Musselburgh has also been charged with supplying alcohol to youths in Wallyford following an incident on Saturday, June 21.

They were cautioned and charged and will appear in court at a later date.

Inspector Ian Mackay said: “This sends a clear message that proxy purchasing of alcohol is an offence and we will pursue those who supply alcohol to underage youths. Young people are more vulnerable when consuming alcohol to excess and it can also lead to anti-social behaviour. You may think it’s harmless, but by doing so, you could find yourself with a criminal record.”

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