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Young people in Cardiff warned of alcohol risks

5th March 2013

A new scheme has been launched in Cardiff which will see young drinkers who overindulge being given a wristband which says: "How did you get home last night?"


The yellow wristbands will be fitted by police and student volunteers in a minibus. They will drive around areas popular with students and attach the bands onto the wrists of young people who have drunk too much.

South Wales Police, Cardiff council and the universities in the city have all given their support to the initiative.

The wristband scheme will join a triage centre and a minibus service which travels around student areas looking for people who have drunk too much. 

Emma Robson, the universities' joint student liaison officer, said they would help anyone they saw who was "in need".

"The minibus covers what are mainly thought of as the student areas of the city, but if we see someone struggling or in need, of course we'll help them whoever they are - and won't stop to ask for a student card".

"As well as student volunteers, the bus carries either a special constable or a police officer, to help persuade drunk people to let us take them to a place of safety, or maybe just give them a free ride home if that's all they need." 


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Tuesday 5th March 2013 @ 19:21

Laudable scheme provided it is NOT abandoned after teething trouble or initial failure!

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