Almost a third of people questioned in a survey by the Red C body about drinking have said they have been drinking more alcohol since social restrictions were introduced in March.

The survey was conducted for the Alcohol Forum awareness group.

23% of those surveyed said they are drinking a little more than they used to, but 7% said they are drinking far more.

80% said that the same regulations that apply to pubs should be introduced to online alcohol sellers.

Paula Leonard from Alcohol Forum said the law on selling alcohol online needs to be changed urgently to protect children.