In the Media

Drinking fuels big rise in violent crime

PUBLISHED April 29, 2004

A blitz on underage and binge drinking is to be launched this summer in the face of new crime figures which are expected to show a double-figure rise in violent crime recorded by the police.

The campaign is to include "sting operations" to prove that pubs, clubs and off-licences are selling alcohol to underage youngsters at weekends, followed by the "naming and shaming" of irresponsible vendors.