Police report calm New Year across Suffolk

Shoppers have stayed indoors today after last night's celebrations but are expected to hit the shops

Shoppers have stayed indoors today after last night's celebrations but are expected to hit the shops of Ipswich with force tomorrow - Credit: Mark Bullimore

New Year’s Eve passed off with few incidents for the police to deal with across Ipswich and Suffolk as a whole.

In previous years revellers have sometimes caused headaches for police officers on duty – but this year there were few reports of any problems for the police to deal with.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said the night had passed off relatively peacefully: “It’s certainly been no worse than an average Saturday night so far as we were concerned – in fact it’s been less busy than some Saturday nights because the weather meant people did not want to be outside as much.”

There were fireworks set off in gardens across the region but these were not reported to have cause too much disruption.

Today’s poor weather seems to have encouraged many people to stay at home in the warm – although brighter weather tomorrow may encourage some to brave the shops on the final bank holiday.

Tuesday sees the great return to work after the Christmas/New Year break and there are no more holiday weekends until Easter – which this year is relatively late. Good Friday is on April 14 with Bank Holiday Monday on April 17.