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Doctor urges crackdown on disorderly drunks at A&E

Police should crack down on binge drinking to stop hospital staff being distracted by disorderly drunks, a leading doctor has said.

Dr Clifford Mann, president of the College of Emergency Medicine, said the "softer approach" used for anti-social drunkenness did not seem to be working.

Police could instead increase arrests, convictions and fines, he suggested.

Police Federation chair Steve White said the police force did not have the resources for such an approach.

Ross Hawkins reports.

  • 28 Dec 2014
  • From the section Health
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