Northamptonshire Chief Constable Adrian Lee spoke with ITV News Anglia's Emma Baker. He said the clampdown on drunken behaviour was vital.
According to Police figures 50% of violent crime is alcohol related, with 73% of domestic abuse related to drink.
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