MORE THAN 600 people suffered an alcohol-related death in Yorkshire last year, new research revealed.

The study, published annually by the Office for National Statistics since 2001, looks at deaths caused by diseases known to be a direct consequence of alcohol misuse by sex, age and region.

Interestingly the research shows that the number of alcohol-specific deaths actually decreased by 14 per cent between 2017 and 2018.

This could mean less deaths caused by health conditions where each death is a direct consquence of alcohol misuse, like alcoholic liver disease.

The study also found that more men died last year as a result of these types of illnesses than women - a theme consistently seen year on year.