Durham Police to give drug addicts heroin in bid to cut crime
Heroin addicts are to be given the Class A drug in supervised "shooting galleries" as police bid to tackle drug-related crime.
Durham Police is to become the first force in the country to introduce a scheme in which users are treated with diamorphine - medical grade heroin.
Ron Hogg, County Durham's Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner, says such treatment lowers offending levels.
Opponents claim trials have not shown significant benefits. [...]addiction criminal law health law policy international public health