What the papers say – February 6

Booze, Brexit and driverless cars make headlines on Wednesday.

The Daily Mail leads with the latest figures on alcohol consumption.

The figures also top The Independent, although it takes a different perspective.

The Daily Telegraph leads with Brexit and Theresa May’s position on the controversial Irish backstop.

The Guardian also covers the issue, saying it risked the ire of Brexiteers in the Conservative party.

Rolf Harris has been photographed in the grounds of a school, the Daily Mirror reports.

Efforts to save outsourcing giant Interserve from collapse are on the front of the Financial Times.

Fully driverless cars are expected to be on Britain’s roads by the end of the year, despite critics warning the technology is far from ready, The Times says.

The Sun leads with the backlash over Liam Neeson’s racially-charged comments on revenge.

A police force “literally ran out of officers” after a series of serious incidents occurred simultaneously, the Daily Express reports.

And the Metro and the Daily Star both lead on a court case after the daughter of Holby City actor John Michie died of an overdose at a music festival.