A POLICE force has seized beer from underage drinkers, claimed knives and made two arrests during a busy school holiday period.

Eastbourne Police gave an insight into their activities as part of the force's "special half term efforts" to tackle antisocial behaviour in the town.

Last Friday, officers dispersed a large group of young people at the seafront bandstand.

On Saturday, they "disrupted a number of people suspected of being involved in drug offences and seized alcohol from people behaving in a disruptive manner in the town centre".

Officers continued their activity by patrolling the Shinewater Park, Princes Park, Helen Gardens, Gildredge Park, Roselands Park, Old Town Recreation Ground and Hampden Park areas.

The Argus:

During these patrols, they made two arrests for burglary and issued a Section 59 warning to a motorist driving in an antisocial manner.

On Sunday, officers seized two vehicles being driven with no insurance and reported the drivers involved.

Yesterday, the action continued as the force claimed a sizeable haul of knives which were handed in.

Officers also seized a large amount of alcohol (below) from underage drinkers in the Motcombe area of the town.

The Argus:

Inspector Rachel Barrow of the Eastbourne Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We acknowledge and appreciate the distress antisocial behaviour can cause to people living and working in Eastbourne.

“Our officers have maintained a visible presence in areas where anti-social behaviour and disorder has been raised as an issue, and we’ve seen some really positive disruptions as a result.

The Argus:

“Our work to tackle this issue is ongoing all the time, not just during half term week, and we encourage people to report incidents of disorder to us so we can respond.

"As well as the dedicated Operation Blitz phone number, people can continue to report to us online or by calling 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.”