Harrogate police in school prom night warning

Police have issued a warning
Police have issued a warning

North Yorkshire Police have issued a warning to Harrogate school leavers attending a prom after-party tonight.

Following reports of a planned Friday night after-prom party at town centre nightclub Moko, as revealed in the Harrogate Advertiser this week, police are warning leavers to act responsibly.

Insp Bruce Prendergast has urged prom goers to act responsibly and return home at the end of the official school events.

He said: “I would wish to congratulate the pupils of local schools on their efforts and successes throughout the academic year, and wish them an enjoyable evening at their official planned events.

“Unfortunately, the event that has been brought to our attention planned at a club in Harrogate appears to be at best irresponsible, and potentially a breach of licensing regulations.

“We will be taking robust action in partnership between licensing officers and the local community police officers to ensure that there is a highly visible police presence at this club, and in the local area.

“If necessary action will be taken to close the venue. We are therefore asking everyone to enjoy a safe and responsible night out, and for parents and pupils to consider returning home directly from their own school organised events.”

A police statement added that anyone attending any licensed premises in Harrogate can expect to be required to produce valid identification.

Those producing borrowed or false ID will have it seized by accredited door staff, and risk committing criminal offences that could result in arrest.