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Call to extend street booze ban’ zone to tackle liquor louts

PUBLISHED: 21:06 03 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:31 05 October 2010

A BOOZE ban zone could be doubled in size to get rid of street drunks and liquor louts if the idea gets public backing. Town Hall chiefs are considering extending Dalston’s no drinks’ boundary dran up last year to tackle anti-social behaviour

By Peter Sherlock

A BOOZE ban zone could be doubled in size to get rid of street drunks and liquor louts if the idea gets public backing.

Town Hall chiefs at Hackney are considering extending Dalston’s fledgling no drinks’ boundary drawn up last year to tackle anti-social behaviour.

The Designated Public Place’ order gives police powers to confiscate alcohol from anyone causing a nuisance.

Cops have slapped145 penalty notices on yobs so far, since the zero tolerance’ enforcement began in January, 2007.

But now the idea is to push the dry zone’ boundary further out to Shacklewell Lane and Dalston Lane because families in fringe areas say their lives have been blighted.


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