In the Media

Binge drinking 'out of control'

PUBLISHED March 15, 2004

Alcohol-fuelled crime and disorder risks spiralling out of control, the Home Secretary has warned Tony Blair.

In a letter leaked to the Sunday Times, David Blunkett outlined his concerns about town centre drinking.
Growing numbers of venues mean police can no longer enforce licensing rules, other documents leaked to the paper said.
Ministers will launch their long-awaited strategy aimed at curbing binge drinking on Monday.