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Tough stance over repeated passport loss

Police highlight the expense of losing the document

Island youngsters who lose their passport after drinking on a night out, could face obstacles obtaining a new one.

A recent police project to reduce alcohol-related crime discovered many young people seeking entry to bars and clubs carry their passports as age ID.

A replacement costs £72.50 - an expensive mistake for those who lose the document more than once.

Sergeant Wendy Barker from the police Central Alcohol Unit says the Passport Office is taking a firm stand in the face of a worrying trend. 

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