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."


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