This is Lancashire report:

ALMOST one in seven people admitted to local accident and emergency departments with alcohol problems are children, new figures have revealed.

In the 12 months up to the end of June this year, 78 under-18s were taken to either Fairfield Hospital or North Manchester General Hospital in an alcohol-related emergency.

Some drank so much they became violently sick, while others sustained injuries after drinking for long periods.

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