In the Media

Fortress three miles out to sea will keep drug addicts from temptation

PUBLISHED October 3, 2005

Drug users are to be sent to the largest - and possibly the most unusual - detox clinic in the world: a Second World War fort in the middle of the Humber estuary.

The Bull Sand Fort, which is Grade II listed and known as the "Alcatraz of the North", has already been granted planning permission and is expected to receive its first patients next year.