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Durham awarded for reducing drunk anti-social behaviour

Durham has been awarded for reducing alcohol-related disorderly behaviour by 15% over the past year Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The city of Durham has won a national pub watch award for reducing the level of anti-social alcohol-related behaviour.

The annual Diageo National Pubwatch Award rewards local schemes that create and promote safer drinking environments.

Credit: ALAN PORRITT/AAP/Press Association Images

Durham's scheme was praised for its work with local police and promoting responsible management of pubs and clubs, which has led to a 15% fall in alcohol-related disorder over the past year.

The city's scheme was hailed as a "shining example" for stepping "well beyond the expectations of a normal scheme".

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