fill pubs with coffee bars, teenagers and jukeboxes

Last night I passed a  large group of young men, hanging around on a street corner.
50 yards away was one of the few pubs left in the area, with probably no more than a dozen customers.
As far as I am aware, it is not illegal for teenagers to be on public premises, although Police may ask them to leave.(http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/parents/yourchildshealthandsafety/worriedabout/dg_10026211).
Bearing in mind that there are too few Police, any more, to have them bother checking out licensed premises, let alone enforcing laws against under-age drinking, it would make sense, as I’ve argued previously, if pubs were to encourage teens by having areas intended to attract them.
Less pub closures and fewer intimidating groups of youths sounds reasonable to me.

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