The London Assembly has launched an investigation to find the true extent of underage drinking and alcohol misuse in the capital and to help find the best ways to tackle the problem.

Health and public services committee chair James Cleverly said: "We know that 1,603 young people were admitted to London hospitals with alcohol-specific problems last year, but this is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg."

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