VIDEO: Police commissioner Tony Hogg takes aim at drinks culture
Police and crime commissioner Tony Hogg has said it is time to "take a stand" against all-night drinking given its huge impact on crime.
Mr Hogg, who marks 100 days in office today, has made no secret of his determination to tackle alcohol-related offences and made it one of his top priorities in his first ever crime plan for the region.
He told the Western Morning News he supported "responsible drinking and people having fun" but said action had to be taken. He said he favoured an end to all-night licensing.
Mr Hogg said: "We need to try to limit the impact in a range of ways – education, minimum unit pricing perhaps, multi-buys and very importantly proxy buying and pre-loading.
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"We need to try to stop people drinking themselves unconscious."
Mr Hogg said he was planning meetings with each of the licensing councils in the two counties.
He added: "We need to take a stand here and, having consulted a few people, try to make a difference by having a general agreement on some principles about late-night and all-night drinking."