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Alcohol charity 'concerned' by Pound Pub launch

An alcohol charity has said it is 'concerned' about the opening of a pound store style pub in Middlesbrough.

"PoundPub," which will also open in Greater Manchester, offers customers half pints for £1 and a pint for £1.50.

Addiction treatment charity founder Chip Somers told BBC Radio 5 live's Phil Williams: "The likelihood its its not going to be safe - it's going to be a place where a lot of heavy drinking goes on."

The chain behind PoundPub said they offered hard working people great value for money and provided a responsible and safe environment for customers.

  • 25 Mar 2014
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