Cornwall

Camborne shop assistants get drink awareness advice

Shop assistants in a Cornish town are to receive special training to look after people with drink problems.

Staff in businesses in Camborne will be shown how to encourage customers to seek help if they turn up drunk to buy alcohol.

It is all part of the Safer Camborne campaign which started before Christmas to tackle anti-social behaviour.

The police, Cornwall Council, the Chamber of Commerce and the local churches are behind the scheme.

Inspector Lynn Gooding said: "Members of staff will assess whether the customer is in a fit state to receive the alcohol.

"It will also allow us to engage with them as well, and put into place the support networks to help them address the issues they may have."

Last month the project launched a campaign to encourage businesses to remove low-cost cider and lager from their shelves.

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