Police Christmas safety messages

SUFFOLK police today launched a safety campaign with three key messages for revellers over Christmas and New Year.

SUFFOLK police today launched a safety campaign with three key messages for revellers over Christmas and New Year.

The Staysafe campaign is aimed at pub, club and partygoers and tells people to have a good time but not to forget getting home safely.

It is a bid to reduce alcohol related disorder in the county and comes as The Evening Star launches its own Christmas campaign - clamping down on drink-drivers.

The three main messages are

N do not drink and drive

N do not be afraid to report domestic violence

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N do not over do it

Officers say the messages have been chosen as problems rise when people have too much alcohol, separate from their friends and do not make provisions to get home safely.

In December last year, 310 people were arrested for alcohol-related offences. This year police have vowed to deal with troublemakers with £80 fixed penalty notices and arrests.

Crime reduction inspector Ben Cook said: “Consuming too much alcohol can make you more vulnerable and can lead to you doing things you wouldn't normally.

“We want everyone this Christmas to have a great night out but to not put themselves at risk.

“Anyone intent on causing alcohol-related disorder, anti-social behaviour or violence will be firmly dealt with.”

See tonight's Star and this website later today for more details on the Name and Shame anti drink-driving campaign.

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