CHILDREN and young people living in Yorkshire are among the worst for drunkenness in the country, a shock new survey has revealed.
Figures obtained by national charity Alcohol Concern show that youngsters living in the region are the third highest drinkers in England.
The results, based on a survey of young people aged between eight and 16, showed that 11.9% said they had been drunk twice or more in the past four weeks.
Alarmingly, 7.9% admitted they had been drunk three or more times, the second highest total in the country.
The survey, conducted by schools’ inspector Ofsted, also revealed that less than a quarter of young people in the region had never had an alcoholic drink.