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Ankle tags to monitor offenders' alcohol consumption

Offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes will have to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme.

The tags will record levels of alcohol in their sweat.

The 12-month trial in four London boroughs - Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Sutton - gives courts the ability to ban people from drinking alcohol.

Up to 150 people are expected to be made to wear the tags for four months to make sure they comply.

Danny Shaw reports.

  • 31 Jul 2014
  • From the section UK
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