The Majority of Glasgow Violence Linked to Alcohol: Strathclyde Police

Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police, Stephen House, has spoken on radio about the link between alcohol and the rising amount of violent crime in Glasgow. He also raised his concerns about the country as a whole, and it’s inability to self regulate it’s drinking. Cheap alcohol deals in supermarkets were the main source of the problem, he said: “(police officers are) managing unacceptable behaviour by the whole nation, but certainly in the West of Scotland police are dealing day-in day-out with people who have had far too much to drink.” “…the £3 billion we are spending on drink-related problems in health and in violence and social care is just money we can’t afford to spend any more.

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