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Government alcohol strategy 'preventative and helpful'

The Chief Constable of Durham Police says the government strategy to reduce alcohol is helpful and preventative.

Chief Constable Jon Stoddart is lead officer for alcohol licensing and harm reduction issues within the Association of Chief Police Constables (ACPO).

He says the minimum unit price will particularly help younger people.

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Pubs and restaurants to escape minimum alcohol prices

The Home Secretary Theresa May says the move is aimed at clamping down on the bargain basement booze offers which give deep discounts and lead to problem drinkers.

Ms May also claimed the plans would help to reclaim our town centres from drunken thugs. But she was keen to reassure drinkers that the price of a pint in your local will not be affected.

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