Teenage drunks ‘can’t remember sex attacks’

TEENAGE binge-drinkers have consumed so much alcohol that they have been unable to recall if they have been sexually assaulted, police have revealed.

Excessive drinking has become a major problem in rural parts of the region, including North Yorkshire’s market towns.

Drinkers in their late teens and early 20s have told police that they have no clear recollection of the night before as to whether they had been attacked.

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Insp Andy Chapman, of the Knaresborough and Boroughbridge Safer Neighbourhood Team, confirmed he was aware of at least three reports of young drinkers afraid they may have been assaulted in the two towns.

He added: “The message is quite clear, people need to remain in control of their actions while drinking, otherwise they can put themselves in grave danger.”

Police and trading standards officers are tackling alcohol sales to underage drinkers in the two towns.