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Judge says 24-hour drinking will create 'urban savages'

PUBLISHED January 11, 2005

A judge attacked Government plans to introduce 24-hour drinking yesterday, saying it turned young people into "urban savages" and town centres into "revolting and dangerous places" at night. Judge Charles Harris, QC, said the scheme, which could be introduced this year under new licensing legislation, was helping to create a climate of violence and fear.