Doncaster has been named as one of the most ‘dangerous’ places to drink in Britain, in a list of the 50 places across the UK with the highest number of alcohol-related hospital admissions.
Data from Public Health England released this week has revealed that the borough ranked 39th for drinkers recorded as needing medical assistance last year.
It is the only place in South Yorkshire featured in the top 50 list, and also came above major UK cities including Bristol and Carlisle.
Figures showed that 530.3 per 100,000 people in the borough received hospital treatment after drinking.
Blackpool topped the list, with 1,230.5 per 100,000 people admitted.
Stoke-on-Trent came second, followed by Sunderland, Norwich, Middlesborough, Gateshead, Salford, Nottingham, Barrow-in-Furness and South Tyneside in 10th place.
Former Chief Secretary to the Treasury Mr Byrne said of the shocking figures: “Booze abuse costs Britain a staggering £21 billion a year. These shocking figures expose just where our problem’s biggest.
“We’ve got to now make sure councils and health chiefs have proper plans in place to put treatment in reach of drinkers needing help.
“No one should suffer with alcohol addiction alone - especially when it’s parents with a problem.”