ACPO comment on Government's alcohol strategy
ACPO responds to the Home Secretary's announcement on alcohol
ACPO lead on alcohol and licensing Chief Constable Jon Stoddart said:
“Week in week out in town centres across the country, the police have to deal with the consequences of cheap alcohol and irresponsible drinking. The growing trend for ‘pre-loading’ means that young people are often drunk before they even enter a bar. By the time they hit the streets at closing time they are more likely to get involved in crime and disorder or injure themselves or others. I welcome any new approach that will help reduce the availability of cheap alcohol, give communities a greater say over licensing in their area and reduce pressure on the police.”
Notes to Editors
The announcement can be found here
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