POLICE have welcomed a report demanding action to tackle Britain’s booze culture.
For the last two years, county officers have worked tirelessly to reduce alcohol-related crime and disorder through the introduction of the ArcAngel programme.
This is a standards-based approach which challenges standards of behaviour in communities, holds retailers to account in both the on and off trade and sets out the consequences if an individual, premises or place fails to meet the ArcAngel standards.
Assistant chief constable Garry Shewan said: “During this time, we have set out what we believe will make a difference to the booze Britain culture we regularly see portrayed on TV and on our streets.
“We have made these views known to various government departments, public agencies and members of the licensing trade and it is pleasing to see that the Home Affairs Selects Committee agree with our views and are calling for greater controls over the sale and supply of alcohol.
“In Cheshire, we are not advocating that you should never have a drink but there needs to be a clear standard for both those that profit from alcohol and those that drink it.”