British lawmakers warn against “invisible crime” of alcohol

LONDON, April 26 (Xinhua) – Excess drinks at UK bars, nightclubs and music festivals will remain an “invisible crime” until action is taken, a new parliamentary report warned on Tuesday.

The report from the House of Commons Home Committee said that less than a third of the victims reported a sharp increase in their alcohol consumption and that no further action had been taken.

The report found that the lack of available data on slippage made it difficult to get a clear picture of the true extent of the problem; “this police barrier must be maintained until data collection is improved.”

Alcohol aggravation is when someone injects drugs or alcohol into a person without his or her knowledge or consent. It may involve the slipping of an illicit drug into an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage. It can also be difficult to tell if a drink is stuck.

“The culture of ‘one-size-fits-all’ victims, the lack of coordinated support from places, police and health services means that not many incidents are reported,” the report said.

The committee called for a centralized response to ensure that incidents are better investigated and that a knowledge base is developed to combat the slippage underlying new strategies.

Lawmakers say the new British government-sponsored crime, which is currently being considered by the British government, will help improve the response to the incidents. They added that a quick forensic medical examination should be demanded from the police forces.

British lawmakers warn against “invisible crime” of alcohol

SourceBritish lawmakers warn against “invisible crime” of alcohol

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