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Drinkers who offend may have to wear 'alcohol bracelet'

Offenders who are convicted of a booze-fuelled crime may be forced to wear an alcohol bracelet to monitor their drinking, under a new pilot scheme.

Four London boroughs - Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Sutton - will trial the scheme, where offenders are forced to wear the alcohol monitor for four months at a time, under plans from the London Mayor.

The bracelet measures the amount of alcohol in their sweat and they may face further penalties if they are found drinking, according to the scheme which is run by the Mayors Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC).

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