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Government set binge drinking strategy

Prime Minister David Cameron is introducing a new scheme for tackling alcohol abuse. It includes a minimum unit price, which he says would stop supermarkets and bars selling drink too cheaply.

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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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