Drug Policy

British Town Could Open the UK's First "Shooting Gallery"

Would allow users to take heroin and crack cocaine legally


Britain could see its first so-called "shooting gallery" – somewhere drug addicts can legally use heroin and crack without fear of arrest – open within the year, under controversial plans.

The bold plan is already proving controversial in Brighton, with the seaside city being pinpointed as a possible location for the inaugural centre by an independent drugs commission, headed up by Tony Blair's former drug-tsar Mike Trace and the crime writer Peter James.