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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 January 2006, 12:08 GMT
Bands to help fight against drugs
Wristbands bearing an anti-drugs message are to be handed out to school children throughout the Avon and Somerset police area.

The 10,000 bands, displaying the words "Atrium against drugs", are part of the force's campaign against drugs crime.

They are also engraved with details of the force website which contains a secure online reporting form.

Det Ch Insp Andy Williams said: "Atrium receives a large amount of its intelligence via the website."

He added: "We hope the wristbands will encourage young people to learn more about drugs and to make an informed decision about them.

"The wristbands can be used to make a statement to the dealers that the person wearing it is not interested in drugs."

The bands will be handed out when police officers give drugs education lessons at secondary schools.

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