The Government has thrown some support behind the campaign for privately-run drunk tanks used being used to house people so inebriated they can no longer look after themselves.
Crime prevention minister Jeremy Browne said "drunken behaviour" had turned some places into "no-go areas for law abiding people".
– Crime prevention minister Jeremy Browne
I welcome this campaign to raise awareness of the impact of alcohol-fuelled crime, which costs around £11 billion a year in England and Wales.
Frontline police officers are all too aware of the drunken behaviour and alcohol-fuelled disorder that can effectively turn towns and cities into no-go areas for law-abiding people, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights.