Bank Holiday revellers urged to drink sensibly

KNOW THE LIMITS: Navigation Point at Hartlepool's Marina, where crowds or revellers are expected to head to this weekend.
KNOW THE LIMITS: Navigation Point at Hartlepool's Marina, where crowds or revellers are expected to head to this weekend.

POLICE chiefs are warning Bank Holiday revellers to behave or spend the night behind bars.

Cleveland Police are warning those who may be out to drink responsibly and behave appropriately over the holiday weekend.

Police will not tolerate alcohol-fuelled antisocial behaviour and you could end up waking up the next morning in a police cell.

Acting Superintendent Kathy Prudom

Officers are reminding people not to drink too much as they all too regularly see the consequences of the drinking of excessive alcohol.

Traditionally, Bank Holidays are a busier time for the police and other emergency services, with alcohol fuelling an increase in the number of incidents and, therefore, a rise in demand across all services.

Acting Superintendent Kathy Prudom, of Cleveland Police, said: “Over Bank Holiday weekends we traditionally see an increase in the number of incidents that we have to deal with.

“People tend to go out for longer periods of time, during the day to barbecues or local pubs, and they drink more.

“And while the majority of people do behave themselves, there are a minority that are intent on causing trouble.

“We would ask those who intend to drink this weekend to enjoy themselves, however, please drink responsibly and behave appropriately.

“Police will not tolerate alcohol-fuelled antisocial behaviour and you could end up waking up the next morning in a police cell.”