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.
More top news
Emergency services have closed Newgate Street in Bishop Auckland and residents are being warned to avoid the area if possible.
A third man has been arrested as inquiries into recent Billingham shootings continue, which Cleveland Police say they believe are linked.
Kerrie Gosney brings you Saturday night's forecast