Saturday, 15 February 2014


Police are urging people to act responsibility following a social media drinking game known as neck and nominate. NekNomination is a drinking game where people post videos of themselves on social media sites drinking dangerous concoctions of alcohol and then dare others to outdo them. The craze started in Australia about a month ago but thanks to social media, has quickly spread around the world. Thousands of British youngsters are now carrying out dangerous drinking stunts and it is believed two have already died. The latest tragedy occurred after a 29 year old man downed a pint of vodka after being challenged to do so by a friend, but the following morning he fell ill and died.
A police spokesman said: “Drinking large quantities of alcohol in a short space of time can have very serious consequences and I would like to urge the public to act responsibly and not to take part. Not only are the people taking part putting themselves in unnecessary danger, they could also face prosecution as it is an offence to act disorderly in a public place.”

Police would like to remind the public that it is a criminal offence to purchase alcohol for anybody who is under the age of 18 years-old. To raise any issues or concerns call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.