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Police crackdown on problem drinkers
12:10am Wednesday 18th September 2013 in Latest News
Wiltshire Police is supporting a national campaign to highlight the realities of dealing with drunkenness this week.
The In Focus: Alcohol Harm initiative will see forces throughout the country taking part in a host of activities to help highlight and tackle the issue.
Neighbourhood Policing Teams throughout the county will be visiting schools and colleges, attending Pubwatch meetings, and conducting high visibility patrols, drugs dogs operations and visits to licensed premises.
Head of local policing Chief Superintendent Paul Mills said: “People all too easily forget the risks that come with drinking to excess.
“If you can’t think clearly you make yourself more vulnerable, are more likely to become a victim of crime and are more likely to be injured or involved in violence.
“We will continue to work alongside our partners to tackle this issue and educate people on the dangers and effects, but everyone has a role to play and people must take personal responsibility for their actions.”
Wiltshire Council corporate director Maggie Rae said: “We want to ensure that our town centres are a safe place for everyone to socialise and drink alcohol responsibly, by tackling this issue together we can achieve this.”