Beer goggles used by police

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TEENAGERS tried on beer goggles and were shown what a diseased liver looks like in an alcohol awareness event aimed at shocking them into not drinking.

Youngsters from Clowne in Derbyshire were also told about the dangers of binge drinking in the event run by the village’s Safer Neighbourhood Team, Bolsover Community Safety Partnership and health workers.

The beer goggles children were given demonstrated the effect large amounts of alcohol have on the senses, including disorientation.

Those involved were shown what a diseased liver looks like after years of alcohol abuse.

They were also given safety advice and bottle stoppers to use when they are out to prevent anyone spiking their drinks.

PCSO Suzanne Fox, who helped organise the event, said: “It was a fun and interactive day of activities aimed at informing youngsters about the dangers of drinking too much alcohol.

“It looks at safety, health and the consequences of anti-social behaviour which is often linked to alcohol.”