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Do you support the idea of minimum pricing on alcohol in Hartlepool?

PLANS to introduce a minimum price for booze have been backed by 70 to 80 per cent of people quizzed on the issue in Hartlepool.

More than 550 residents have responded to a consultation gathering views on whether they think a minimum price per unit of alcohol should be introduced.

And it follows increasing levels of alcohol-related crime in the town with 43 per cent of arrests in Hartlepool being alcohol-related. An increasing number of people are all falling ill or dying as a result of drink-related illnesses, with hospital admissions doubling over the last 15 years.

Today we ask, do you support the idea of minimum pricing on alcohol in Hartlepool?