Bars to set minimum price on alcohol

Bars set minimum alcohol price Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Two bars in Newcastle will become the first in the UK to sell alcohol at a new minimum price.

The bars, which will open on Grey Street, will have to set prices at at least £1.25 per unit.

The council agreed the new price with the bar owners to try to control alcohol related crime.

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Minimum alcohol pricing

Two bars in Newcastle are set to become the first in the UK to be licensed to sell alcohol at a minimum price - in excess of a pound per unit.