Police support for Summer Sports

As the summer school holidays get underway and thousands of NE youngsters begin to enjoy their well-earned break, officers from Aberdeenshire and Moray Division are supporting a number of sporting activities across the region.

Active Aberdeenshire are set to tour the NE over the next five weeks with a variety of drop-in activities including body zorbs and a climbing wall. Their Summer Street Sport Football programme kicked off last week (Tuesday July 7) at Peterhead’s Barclay Park and will visit areas such as Stonehaven.

Superintendent George Macdonald said: “We are delighted to support the ongoing work across the North East to create worthwhile activities for young people to engage with. Active Aberdeenshire and our other partners should be commended for putting on these fun and affordable events that any young person can become involved in.

“Over a number of years, we have seen the levels of youth disorder and underage drinking drop dramatically, which has a positive impact in all our communities. We’ve also seen a growing awareness amongst young people about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

“We have a lot to be grateful for in the North East, but will never be complacent. We will continue to ask parents ‘do you know where your children are?’”