Christmas in Warwickshire: Extra officers over Christmas to protect revellers
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Warwickshire police is reassuring festive revellers that there will be extra patrols around pubs and clubs over the Christmas and New Year period to help prevent crime and disorder.
The move is part of Operation Assure that will see additional uniformed patrols in busy town centres on what are expected to be some of the busiest nights of the year.
The officer leading the operation, Superintendent Steve Beard, said: “It’s our aim to ensure everyone coming to our town centres has a safe night out over the festive season and we’re working closely with local pubs and clubs, and other local partners to help protect people.
“We know the vast majority of people will behave themselves and just want to have a good night out. However, for anyone intent on causing trouble our message is clear; we will take action and you could be spending the festive season in the cells.
“Our advice to everyone going out over the Christmas period is look after yourself, look after your mates and make sure you all get home safely.”
What to do if you feel unsafe
Anyone who feels unsafe on a night out is urged to seek help immediately; from a police officer, a member of staff at the venue or in an emergency dial 999.
Street Safe is a service that allows people to report safety concerns in a public space without having to give your name. This includes poor street lighting, abandoned buildings, and vandalism, as well as times when you feel unsafe due to someone following you or being verbally abusive.