The government has been accused by one of its own drugs advisers of not caring about the growing number of heroin addicts dying from an overdose.
Dr Emily Finch, a senior member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, sits on the government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
Asked if anyone cared about the rising number of heroin-related deaths, she told Sky News: “I think that’s one of the problems. I don’t think, generally speaking, the general population do.
“I think many people, and perhaps that’s reflected in the government, don’t care much and that is why they have allowed a treatment system to largely atrophy.