The number of children under the age of 10 in Tayside who have been treated for alcohol-related injuries or illness has almost trebled in the past three years.

A total of 61 children — the second-highest in Scotland after Ayrshire and Arran — have been affected over the period 2011-13. Just three years ago 11 under-10s were treated by NHS Tayside, with another 21 in 2012, but by last year that figure had risen to 29.

In Fife the figure was 10 — however, that reflected five treated in both 2011 and 2013, with none in 2012.

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