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PCC supports alcohol-harm campaign and response to 'drunk tanks'

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, has joined the Thames Valley Chief Constable to support a week-long campaign highlighting the effects of alcohol fuelled crime.

Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley said: “The effects of excessive alcohol consumption can be felt across all parts of our local communities. By working together with our partners, we can bring considerable social benefits to our communities and make a positive impact on crime and reduce the demand on policing”.

The PCC further added: “Taxpayers should not be picking up the bill for drunkenness. Some of my fellow Commissioners are already working at a national level on all of our behalf to find innovative ways to address the adverse effects of the night-time economy and reduce the demand on police responders. One such option is the use of ‘drunk tanks’ which house inebriated people overnight and allow police officers to deal with other crimes. I look forward with interest to hearing more detail on how these initiatives will work, and how they might benefit our communities within Thames Valley”