Police issue Easter weekend warning to drinkers

Navigation Point, Hartlepool. Picture by FRANK REID
Navigation Point, Hartlepool. Picture by FRANK REID

POLICE chiefs have issued a warning to revellers planning nights out in town over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Hundreds of people are expected to descend on pubs and clubs in Hartlepool from tonight, Good Friday, through to Easter Monday.

And despite most people wanting to go out simply for a good time, there are other who are intent on causing trouble, or end up doing so through excess of alcohol.

Today Chief Inspector Lynn Beeston, from Hartlepool Integrated Neighbourhood Team, said officers want people to enjoy themselves but urged them to drink and act responsibly at the same time.

She told the Mail: “Around Bank Holidays we usually see an increase in alcohol-related disorder, which can stretch resources and put an extra strain on all emergency services.

“We want people to enjoy themselves but we’d encourage those who are going out drinking this weekend to only drink what they can tolerate.

They should consider the consequences that their actions could have on others as well.”