Private 'drunk tanks' proposed

Special "drunk tanks" should be used to look after intoxicated people who are incapable of looking after themselves, instead of police and NHS, a chief constable has said. Drunk people would be charged for the service when they had sobered up.

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'95% of police' think drunks take up too much time

A Daybreak survey of police officers has revealed that 95% believe that too much police time is spent on dealing with drunk individuals.

More than 40% have said that assault is the most common alcohol-related crime, followed by anti-social behaviour.

The programme investigated Britain's relationship with alcohol after a police chief called for privately run "drunk tanks" to be set up to look after inebriated people unable to care for themselves.

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