POLICE have issued a warning to Bank Holiday revellers planning nights out in Hartlepool this weekend.
Hartlepool Police has drafted in extra officers to potentially deal with unruly behaviour by drunken yobs over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The three-day weekends have often been particularly busy for officers in the past as party-goers start drinking alcohol earlier and get into trouble late at night.
But police are saying that they will deal with any trouble “robustly” so are warning people to enjoy themselves but behave appropriately.
Chief Inspector Sharon Cooney said: “The bank holiday break often means that many people go out earlier and drink alcohol for longer periods of time and while the majority act responsibly there are still those who use it as an opportunity to cause trouble.
“We have an increased police presence this weekend and won’t tolerate alcohol fuelled antisocial behaviour.
“For those who attempt to use the bank holiday as an opportunity to cause trouble, you might find yourself in front of the wrong bars this weekend.”