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Scotland: more pubs than police

PUBLISHED May 20, 2005

There are more licensed premises than there are police in Scotland, the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents (ASPS) conference heard yesterday as senior police officers said alcohol continued to be a major law and order issue.

Officers said urgent action was needed to tackle Scotland's binge-drinking culture, which is costing the country more than #1 billion a year.