Sunderland comes third in dangerous drinking list

New figures rank dangerous drinking hotspots

New figures rank dangerous drinking hotspots

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Sunderland has come third in a list of 50 worst places across the country for drinkers needing to go to hospital.

Seaside stag party resort Blackpool is the dangerous drinking capital of England, according to new figures. While Sunderland comes third.

According to the figures, uncovered by Labour MP Liam Byrne , Blackpool had 1,230.5 per 100,000 people needing treatment last year.

This equates to just under five drinkers going to hospital every day.

Second on the list was Stoke-on-Trent, which had a rate of 982.5 per 100,000 people going to hospital for alcohol-related conditions.

Surprisingly just one area in London, Islington, featured in the top 50 - at 31st place with 800.8 per 100,000 people being admitted to hospital with alcohol-related conditions.

Former Chief Secretary to the Treasury Mr Byrne said the shocking figures showed the nation had a long way to go to help heavy drinkers cut back on the bottle.

He said: “Booze abuse costs Britain a staggering £21 billion a year. These shocking figures expose just where our problem’s biggest.

“We’ve got to now make sure councils and health chiefs have proper plans in place to put treatment in reach of drinkers needing help.

“No one should suffer with alcohol addiction alone - especially when it’s parents with a problem.”

Top 50 dangerous drinking areas in England

Blackpool

Stoke-on-Trent

Sunderland

Norwich

Middlesbrough

Gateshead

Salford

Nottingham

Barrow-in-Furness

South Tyneside

Burnley

Newcastle-under-Lyme

North Tyneside

Chesterfield

Wakefield

Kingston upon Hull

Wigan

Manchester

Torbay

Wirral

Wolverhampton

Newcastle upon Tyne

Tameside

Hartlepool

St. Helens

Halton

Coventry

Liverpool

Gloucester

Derby

Islington

Redcar and Cleveland

Knowsley

Blackburn with Darwen

County Durham

Bradford

Stockton-on-Tees

Dudley

Doncaster

Bristol

Lancaster

Oldham

Darlington

Ashfield

Corby

Rochdale

Hyndburn

Sandwell

Carlisle

Amber Valley