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Wednesday 24th January 2018

Bid to combat binge drinking

26th September 2007

In one of the first schemes of its kind, alcohol support workers have been allowed to interview suspects in police cells in a bid to combat binge drinking and alcohol-related crime.

More than 1,000 suspects in Plymouth have already taken part in the scheme that aims to find out if a suspect has a drink problem and offer advice about how to get help. The suspects are assessed in their cells, usually the morning after they have been arrested.


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