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Shops breathalysing customers buying alcohol

Two shops have started breathalysing customers who want to buy alcohol to try and lower the number of people street drinking and cut anti-social behaviour.

The Spar stores, in Queen Street and St Mary Street in Cardiff city centre, are using breathalysers to test if those wishing to purchase alcohol are too drunk.

The use of the devices is part of a South Wales Police operation to reduce begging, street drinking and anti-social behaviour in the Welsh capital.

Chief Superintendent Belinda Davies, divisional commander for Cardiff, said:

Complaints from visitors, residents and businesses around the number of people begging and undertaking alcohol-related anti-social behaviour within the city centre have increased in recent months.

Such behaviour can prove intimidating, unpleasant and unwelcoming to those visiting or working in the area.

– South Wales Police, Chief Superintendent Belinda Davies