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Police move to limit alcohol in shops

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EVERY off-licence in St Helier could be asked to stop selling 'super-strength' alcohol in an effort to cut crime and anti-social behaviour in town.

The States police recently wrote to all licensed shops in the Cheapside area to ask them to consider taking beer, cider and lager stronger than 6.5 per cent off the shelves following complaints about low-level crime in Parade Gardens.

And the force has said that if the trial is successful they would introduce it throughout town.

But the move has already been fiercely rejected by two shopkeepers, who have said that the proposals will fail to cut crime.

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