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Last Updated: Sunday, 4 February 2007, 16:58 GMT
Under 21s booze ban is permanent
Off-licences in an area of Teesside have brought in a permanent ban on selling alcohol to people under 21.

Five shops in Marske introduced the trial ban in August last year to try to reduce drink-related crime.

Since the voluntary ban Cleveland Police said incidents of youngsters being drunk and disorderly had plummeted in the town.

Traders also said their staff and customers were happy with the ban and had decided to make it permanent.




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