ST PATRICK’S DAY: POLICE ADVISING YOUNG PEOPLE NOT TO BE GET INTO TROUBLE THROUGH ALCOHOL
THE PSNI in Derry say they hope everyone who comes out today enjoys the St Patrick’s Day carnival parade in the city.
But they are also asking for the help of parents and guardians to make it a safe day for children and that they don’t end in trouble through alochol-related crimes.
A police spokesperson said: “We know that many young people are planning on going out to enjoy the celebrations.
“Please help us to keep them safe.
“Speak to your children and find out where they are going and what their plans are.
“Please make them aware of the possible consequences of drinking too much or becoming involved in antisocial behaviour.
“We will be out and about and will be seizing alcohol from anyone underage or drinking in the street.
“We will be doing our best to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable day.”
So let’s hope everybody – young and old – enjoys today’s celebrations and they get home safe afterwards.
The parade begins today at 2 pm and features an extended, viewer friendly route.
The parade begins at Queen’s Quay Car Park before turning up Boating Club Lane and along the Strand Road, around the Harbour Square Roundabout up to Water Street before returning back along Queens Quay to the Queen’s Quay Car Park, where it will end at approximately 3.15 pm.