Statement from Devon & Cornwall Police

18 November 2022

We have been asked to share the following statement from Devon & Cornwall Police:

It has come to the attention of Devon & Cornwall Police that students have recently been arranging parties at Hayle Towans and Porthminster Beach, St Ives. These are predominantly happening on a Friday or Saturday night.

We are receiving reports of drug use, alcohol abuse and weapons and consequent allegations of assault.

We would like to ask all parents to work with us to ensure that children remain safe. We have been informed that some parents are giving their children alcohol and we strongly advise against this. Please note that alcohol misuse is resulting in teenagers being placed at risk and subsequently ending up in vulnerable situations. We would greatly appreciate your support with this matter.