Revellers urged to stay safe

PUB, club and partygoers are being urged to have a night to remember rather than a night to forget this Easter Bank Holiday.

PUB, club and partygoers are being urged to have a night to remember rather than a night to forget this Easter Bank Holiday.

As thousands head out for a night out over the long weekend, police officers are urging people to remember three key Staysafe messages: Don't drink and drive, don't be afraid - report domestic violence, and, don't overdo it - friends should stick together and make sure you get home safely.

Community Safety Chief Inspector Paul Sharp, said: “Easter time is the first Bank Holiday weekend of the year and with the lighter evenings and warmer weather we are expecting to see more people going out for the night and having a few drinks. We want everyone to enjoy a safe, fun night out in our towns and villages this Easter - but my message is, if you cause trouble, you will be firmly but fairly dealt with.”

The aim of Staysafe is to reduce alcohol-related disorder in town centres across the county. Problems are more likely to occur when people have too much alcohol, separate from their friends and go off alone, and when no provisions are made to get home safely. The message is to go out, have a good time and get home safely.


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Officers will aim to provide extra reassurance and advice for those enjoying a responsible night out, and to deal with anyone causing trouble by issuing fixed penalty notices and by making arrests to stop any violence escalating.

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