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Judges warn of round-the-clock drinking 'lunacy'

Judges in England and Wales have warned ministers to expect a huge increase in rapes, domestic violence and serious assaults as a result of the relaxation of drinking laws.
The warning comes a day after it was revealed police chiefs fear British town centres may resemble infamous holiday party spots like Faliraki in Greece, when new licensing laws come in.

Senior judges told the Home Office to expect incidences of alcohol-fuelled violent crime to soar when the traditional 11pm closing time ends in November.