North Yorkshire Police has launched a hard-hitting video campaign to encourage young people to think of the consequences before abusing alcohol.
The video which is titled #NYPThinkOfTheConsquences was commissioned following instances of alcohol fuelled anti-social behaviour in open spaces within York during the summer months.
It will be shown to secondary school children ahead of the summer break and posted externally on social media.
York College drama students are used as actors in a scenario which involves a visit to a park.
The students consume alcohol which impacts on their decision making and results in five consequences which involve the emergency services and family members.
Viewers of the video are then asked, “Is it worth it?” and the video concludes with the message of #NYPThinkOfTheConsequences.
Police hope the video will highlight the risks associated with alcohol and help educate young people about the impairment on their decision making following the consumption of alcohol and the devastating consequences that this can bring.
The commander for York and Selby, Superintendent Mark Khan from North Yorkshire Police said:
“Alcohol related anti-social behaviour is time consuming for us to deal with so anything which we can do to reduce the calls to service is beneficial.
“We are not unique in York and North Yorkshire experiencing problems with anti-social behaviour particularly as the weather improves and students finish for their summer break. We will continue to work with our partners to patrol hotpot areas at key times.
“It’s our job as the police to engage with communities to prevent crime. My hope is that this video will be shared far and wide so they key messages will reach as many young people as possible.”
Watch the full video here: