Police seized the equivalent of 6,500 pints of alcohol from teenagers during a crackdown on underage drinking in public places between October 8 and November 5. Officers from 21 forces confiscated beer, wine, cider, spirits and alcopops as they concentrated on known drinking hotspots. Home Office minister Vernon Coaker promised it would not be the last campaign to "tackle the harm caused to individuals and communities by underage drinking". The Daily Mail 29/12/07 page 2