Privately run 'drunk tanks' called for by senior officer

The Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police has called for "drunk cells" run by commercial companies to deal with the problems of anti-social drinking.

He has suggest that those who "get themselves so drink they cannot look after themselves" should pay the company the next day.

Read: Put intoxicated people in 'drunk tanks' says police chief

Chief Constable Adrian Lee says drunken and disorderly behaviour has become too common and we have become "too tolerant" to offenders who take up valuable police and health resources, as Dan Rivers reports.

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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.