Policing to be doubled in Northamptonshire’s town centres in build-up to Christmas

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Northamptonshire will see an increased police presence this coming weekend as people celebrate the festive season.

A significant amount of police resources are committed every weekend to dealing with irresponsible drinking and at Christmas this dramatically increases as forces cope with the increased numbers of people out celebrating the festive season.

Northamptonshire Police will be doubling their resources on town centre patrols on Friday and Saturday night.

Chief Constable Adrian Lee said: “The vast majority of people want to enjoy an evening out in the run up to Christmas, however there are those who drink to such an extent that they put themselves in danger of becoming a victim, or offender, of crime.”

In a direct message to drinkers, Mr Lee added: “Forces are planning to do all they can to protect you from crime and disorder this Christmas but we also need you to take responsibility for your own safety.”