Police in Preston have issued a warning to drunken revellers as they look to crackdown on violent crime over the Christmas period.Advertisement
Inspector Kevin Evans said they would be maintaining a presence throughout the city centre as well as visiting licensed premises to ensure they were complying with underage drinking laws.
Inspector Evans said: “We often see an increase in levels of crime and disorder in the weeks leading up to Christmas, particularly in relation to incidents arising from drinking too much.
“The safety of people using our town centres at night time is paramount. We are working closely with a number of agencies including the council, health service, licensees and door staff to make sure our towns remain safe for everyone this Christmas.
“We want people to enjoy themselves but not at the expense of others or their own personal safety. I urge people to seriously consider how much they are drinking and what impact it may have on those around them.”
The crackdown is part of the Bah Humbug campaign across the county.
On the roads in Lancashire the police have stopped over 11,000 motorists on the roadside and found 130 people were driving over the limit.