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Hogmanay patients 'were drunk'

A consultant doctor has revealed a staggering 95% of all patients arriving at his hospital's Accident and Emergency department at Hogmanay were drunk.

Andrew Reddick revealed how one of those treated at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee had been stabbed and a number of others suffered facial injuries.

Dr Reddick, a consultant in the department, said: "About 95% of our patients were all intoxicated. That was the primary reason for them coming in.

"It was a broad range of ages from young teenagers to people in their eighties who were inappropriately drunk. There were quite a lot of facial injuries from assaults due to intoxication and we had a stabbing due to intoxication. The stabbing isn't very serious."

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