Drugs and alcohol inquiry - SLIDESHOW

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BASSETLAW has turned a corner on the heroin epidemic but is facing fresh challenges with alcohol and new drugs - an inquiry led by MP John Mann heard.

Hospital and police chiefs gave evidence at the two-day hearing which also saw witness accounts from GPs, pub landlords, hostel and church support workers and drug users.

MP John Mann held a two-day inquiry into drugs and alcohol use in Bassetlaw, 10 years after he launched a major inquiry into the heroin epidemic across the district.

MP John Mann held a two-day inquiry into drugs and alcohol use in Bassetlaw, 10 years after he launched a major inquiry into the heroin epidemic across the district.

The inquiry came 10 years after Mr Mann launched a major probe into why Bassetlaw had been dubbed the ‘heroin hot spot’ of the East Midlands.

Click on the play button to view a SLIDESHOW of photographs taken at the inquiry.

Full story in this week’s Worksop Guardian on sale now.