FAQs: Frequent Asking For it Questions
How do I report someone buying alcohol for under 18s?
If you suspect a proxy purchase is taking place, contact the Leith
police on 101, or tell the manager of the shop in which the alcohol was
How can I get involved with the campaign?
If you’re a retailer or stakeholder, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request campaign resources, or download posters here.
What if I’m stopped and asked?
If you’re approached by an under 18 to buy alcohol on their behalf, always say no. Let the shop know, and inform Leith police where and when you were asked.
What if the alcohol I’m buying is for a family member?
Buying alcohol on behalf of an under 18 is always against the law.
What is the aim of the campaign?
By raising awareness of the consequences of proxy purchase, we hope to reduce the number of attempted purchases of alcohol for under 18s, reduce crime and antisocial behavior, and reduce the number of hospital admissions for under 18s with alcohol related injuries.
What are the police doing?
The Police in Leith are increasing patrols in the area.
How will adults buying it be caught?
Police officers will be on duty and on the lookout for offences, particularly in areas known to be proxy purchase hotspots.