Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping is to visit the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham as part of a fact-finding mission intent on reducing alcohol-related crime.
He said: “I am aware of the unreasonable, alcohol-fuelled behaviour that A & E staff have to deal with, and that at times they are placed in difficult – often intolerable – situations and conditions. Now I want to see this for myself to help me develop a properly informed plan of action.
“What I see and hear there will feed into my Alcohol Strategy together with alcohol-related problems that I am also looking into within the night-time economy
“I think it’s very important that I see what is happening in these areas for myself, and also gather first-hand information about security and the need for a police presence. I want to see what is working well and what else needs to be done.”
The Commissioner will be sharing his findings and his views with partners and agencies from across the city and county. In addition, to further inform his Alcohol Strategy, he will be hosting an Alcohol Conference together with the Police and Crime Panel on 12 June at which key representatives from everyone involved in the night-time economy and its effects will be present.
Editor Notes: For clarity, in consideration of the Accident and Emergency Department, this is not an invitation to join the Commissioner!
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Posted on Thursday 25th April 2013