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Co-op calls time on super-strength alcohol

High-alcohol content drinks are to be removed from sale Credit: ITV News Anglia

The East of England Co-op will announce today it is to end the sale of super strength beer, lager and cider in all of its stores in a bid to curb drink-related anti-social behaviour.

The announcement follows a successful trial in Suffolk last year.

According to Suffolk Police, the trial scheme led to a near 50% drop in drink-related street crime.