AN ‘UNRESPONSIVE’ teenage girl was taken to hospital intoxicated after police were called to reports of underage drinkers in Fountain Fields.

The incident occurred on Friday, July 12 after police were called to the park off Queen Street twice at 6.25pm and 6.45pm.

A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: “A 14-year-old girl was taken to hospital intoxicated but with no serious injuries. She was breathing but unresponsive when police arrived at the scene.

“The other teenagers were sent home by officers.”

Police shared a post on Facebook showing a large quantity of alcohol which had been seized from youths at Fountain Fields.

The post stated that parents were being informed.

The incident comes less than a month after new CCTV cameras, at a cost of £8,000, were installed to combat anti-social behaviour in the park.

Cllr Jonathan Parry said: “It’s a long-term project and anti-social behaviour is never going to be completely stamped out but as a town council we are doing everything we can to make Fountain Fields as safe as possible.

“We are going to get new signage that clearly states that the park is being monitored by CCTV because even though the cameras are there, there is no signage so we believe that people will be deterred by that.

“We are also going to trial locking the gates at certain times but we don’t want to give a knee jerk reaction to this.

“We want to find solutions that are value for money for the taxpayer as well as that is our responsibility as a council.”

Cllr Parry also believes that working closely with the PCSOs will also help combat the problem and that the situation will be monitored closely over the coming months.

He said: “Having a bigger police presence there would definitely help but the problem with anti-social behaviour is that when you stamp it out in one area, it usually moves to another.”

“It’s an ongoing problem and we will not sweep it under the carpet. We will continue to monitor the situation to find the best solution.”

Middlewich Town Council are set to discuss the issue regarding underage drinking at Fountain Fields at tonight’s council meeting.

The meeting takes place at the Victoria Building from 7pm.