Highlands & Islands

Fall in drunken crime on Western Isles

Drink-related crime on the Western Isles has fallen over the last three years, according to the islands' Alcohol and Drug Partnership.

From 1,367 incidents in 2007, the number has dropped to 1,039 at the start of this year.

The decrease has been welcomed by the Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership, which includes the local council, police and health board.

Chairman Angus Campbell said work would continue to reduce the crimes further.

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