Northamptonshire Police has become the first force in the country to introduce electronic tagging for offenders with drink problems.
Alcohol related crime costs the country millions of pounds every year. In a bid to tackle the problem, officers have begun offering to secure alcohol detection ankle tags to people who have commited an offence while drunk.
The tags work by automatically sampling a person's perspiration at regular intervals, to make sure they're staying sober.
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A scheme to remove cheap super strength alcohol from sale in Suffolk stores has been hailed a success after a fall in reports of street drinking. The voluntary scheme started in Suffolk six months ago and Police say it's led to a near 50% drop in drink-related street crime.
Suffolk Police say they have been contacted by Norfolk and Essex forces about the initiative.