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Extra police to patrol Newquay on New Year's Eve

By CG_Oscar  |  Posted: December 29, 2013

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Police have asked people to drink sensibly

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Extra police will be drafted into Newquay on New Year’s Eve to deal with the large influx of revellers expected to descend on the town.

Thousands of people are likely to come into the centre including many from other parts of the country to see in 2014.

Police have appealed to people to drink sensibly and not to consume large quantities of alcohol before they arrive in the town centre.

PC Alex Allen said officers wanted party-goers to have a good time, but also to keep safe.

He said: “In preparation for the New Year’s Eve celebrations, we will have extra police officers patrolling the town centre, which is likely to be one of the busier nights of the year.

“We want everyone to enjoy themselves when celebrating over New Year’s Eve in Newquay. Whilst most people drink responsibly, there is a small minority who do not. Alcohol can dramatically change someone’s behaviour which can often result in them doing something they may not do when sober.

“We are asking people to think about the consequences of excessive drinking before they begin their night out.”

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