Police praise for revellers after incident-free weekend in Hartlepool

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POLICE have praised night-time revellers after the Bank Holiday weekend went off without any serious incidents.

Hundreds of drinkers hit Hartlepool’s pub and club scene over the Easter weekend with many heading to Church Street, Victoria Road, the Headland, the Marina and other establishments throughout the town.

But aside from several low-level crimes associated with alcohol, officers say members of the public in the town acted responsibly and sensibly and had a great time enjoying Hartlepool’s social scene without causing any trouble.

Inspector John Hemsworth from Cleveland Police praised the drinkers.

He told the Hartlepool Mail: “We have had no word of any significant incidents in Hartlepool over the last few nights over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

“In a nutshell it’s been a relatively normal and quiet Bank Holiday.”

He added: “We appreciate people’s efforts in being sensible and responsible with their drinking habits so that no trouble flared up.

“We never want to stop people from having a good time so we’re pleased that on this occasion people have gone out and had a good time without causing any trouble.”

Traditionally over Bank Holiday weekend, extra police officers are drafted in to deal with booze-related trouble as party-goers spend longer drinking alcohol.