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Drug policy must change, urges police chief

The government's drugs strategy in England and Wales is not working because it focuses too much on criminal prosecutions, a police chief has told the BBC.

Tim Hollis of Humberside Police says responsibility for drug policy should be moved from the Home Office to Health.

His words come on the same day as the British Medical Association called for addicts to be treated the same way as people with any other illness.

Mark Easton reports.

  • 15 Jan 2013
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