In the Media

Unruly binge drinkers face city centre bans

PUBLISHED June 9, 2005

Anti-social binge-drinkers could be banned from city centres and licensed premises for up to two years as part of a package of measures to tackle violent crime and disorder, Home Office minister Hazel Blears announced yesterday.

The government hopes to use the bans, modelled on anti-social behaviour orders, to challenge binge-drinking culture.
They are to be accompanied by weekend exclusion orders for individuals and the charging of licensees for tackling alcohol-related disorder.