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Police urge Bank Holiday revellers to stay safe
11:13am Friday 24th August 2012 in News
WEST Midlands Police are urging people across the borough to stay safe this Bank Holiday weekend.
The last long weekend of the year is expected to attract party-goers to towns across the region. Police say they want people to enjoy themselves but they are warning revellers to know their limits and take responsibility for their own safety – and they will be laying on extra patrols in entertainment districts.
Superintendent Richard Baker said: "We expect our town centres to be busy as people celebrate the last bank holiday weekend of the year and this is what we want to see. But we will not tolerate anyone who tries to spoil it for others with criminal or anti-social behaviour.
"We also need people to work with us by taking responsibility for their own safety and belongings, ensuring bags are not left unattended in pubs or clubs and that friends watch out for one another."
Partygoers are urged never to leave drinks unattended, to walk away from disagreements, plan journeys home before heading out, make sure any taxi ordered is licensed and if worried or in danger call 999.
For more summer safety advice visit www.west-midlands.police.uk/safersummer