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Minimum alcohol price 'could cut child suicides', inquiry says

Setting a minimum price for alcohol could reduce child suicides in Wales, an inquiry has concluded.

A study of 34 such deaths between 2006 and 2012 found drug and alcohol use was a factor in a number of cases.

The Child Death Review Programme - part of Public Health Wales - has also called for an all-Wales child protection register to be set up.

Health Minister Mark Drakeford said it was essential suicide risk was reduced.

Paul Heaney spoke to Rachel Williams, whose son took his own life.

  • 20 Mar 2014
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