Police chief blames alcohol for 14 murders


Police chief blames alcohol for 14 murders‎
The head of Scotland's biggest police force has said alcohol played a major role in 14 murders in his area in the past 10 weeks.

Stephen House, the chief constable of Strathclyde Police, said that in many cases both the perpetrators and the victims were drunk.

The chief constable said a recent trend had seen violence associated with house parties rather than pubs.

He also said drink-fuelled violence could escalate during the World Cup.

Mr House revealed 14 out of 18 murders across Strathclyde since 1 April had been drink-related. - click title to read the rest of the article -