Police warning over alcohol-fuelled crime
Hayley MaceOne of Suffolk's top police officers has warned alcohol-fuelled partygoers they will face the full force of the law during the festive season.Temporary assistant chief constable Stewart Gull said although officers want people to enjoy themselves, additional personnel will be deployed to crackdown on violence.Hayley Mace
One of Suffolk's top police officers has warned alcohol-fuelled partygoers they will face the full force of the law during the festive season.
Temporary assistant chief constable Stewart Gull said officers wanted people to enjoy themselves, but extra personnel would be deployed to crack down on violence.
Mr Gull said: "We are going to have extra officers patrolling across Suffolk. Last December, we had to make just under 600 arrests in Suffolk for alcohol-related offences, a little down on 2007. I would like to see that reduced further this year.
"People need to think about the consequences of drinking to much alcohol. It can have a permanent impact on the individual, family, friends and employment. An �80 fixed penalty can be a pretty sobering and it will be issued on the spot. Anyone causing trouble puts themselves at risk of being arrested."
You may also want to watch:
- 1 Lowestoft woman accused of setting her own flat on fire
- 2 Fire fighters battle woodland blaze near Lowestoft
- 3 First Light Festival adds more events to Days of Summer programme
- 4 Girl's horse riding dreams shattered after vandals target equipment
- 5 New dance academy on the lookout for members of all abilities
- 6 Charity hero calls for more defibrillators after Eriksen collapse
- 7 ‘Great opportunity’: Flats in coastal town set for auction
- 8 Development of iconic Gull Wing bridge to be documented by local company
- 9 North Suffolk road to close with traffic diverted for gully repairs
- 10 Air ambulance responds after man suffers fall in Lowestoft