The action is polluting Britain’s waterways because alcohol is poisonous – and offenders face a £50,000 maximum fine or 12 months in prison!
Police have tipped thousands of litres of booze, from cider to spirits, down drains to teach under-age drinkers a lesson since the Confiscation of Alcohol Act came into effect in 1997.
Embarrassed police forces say they will now dispose of the drink legally. So if you see a copper staggering around under the weight of drinks bottles, he is merely taking it back to the station for proper disposal.
Thanks to The Drinks Business for the heads up.