Extra cells prepared for Hull New Year revellers

Published: Tuesday 29th December 2015 by The News Editor

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Mothballed police cells in Hull are being prepared in anticipation of a rise in drunk and disorderly behaviour on New Year’s Eve, the Hull Daily Mail reports.

In normal circumstances, custody suites at Clough Road and in Bridlington can cope with demand.

But Humberside Police inspector Andy Woodhead says around 30 cells at Priory Road police station are being readied in time for Thursday night’s revelries.

“New Year’s Eve is our busiest day of the year. It’s when a lot of people tend to go out all night,” he says.

“Officers call New Year’s Eve a ‘red’ day, which means, where possible, everyone leaves their day job to get out on the beat, to focus on keeping people safe.”

According to Inspector Woodhead, crime and disorder do not stop once the pubs and clubs close.

“For us, it carries on with fights in taxi queues, and domestics when people get home,” he says.

Although there will be a high police presence in the city centre, Inspector Woodhead says: “We want people to go out and have a good time on New Year’s Eve, but not at the expense of other people.

“So be aware of how much you drink. We do tend to be more tolerant on New Year’s Eve, but we will be taking positive action against anyone who oversteps the mark.”

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Published: Tuesday 29th December 2015 by The News Editor

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