PARTY-GOERS are being reminded to plan to stay in control on New Year’s Eve.
Extra police will be on patrol around Sunderland’s pubs and clubs to make sure everyone has a safe time and will not hesitate to intervene if a situation seems to have the potential to get out of control.
Northumbria Police is running its forcewide campaigns Keys, money, phone, plans to get home, and Stay in control of your night.
Both encourage people not to let their night be ruined by too much alcohol.
Neighbourhood Inspector John Connolly said: “New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest nights of the year, and we want to remind people coming in to the city not to let too much alcohol ruin their night, or anyone else’s night.
“People’s behaviour changes when they’ve had a drink, and it doesn’t take long for a situation to get out of control.
“We also want people to remember their personal safety and not make themselves vulnerable by having too much to drink, or not thinking about how they’re going to get home.
“We work closely with licensed premises throughout the city centre to make sure the city stays safe – and will continue to do so.”
For more information about personal safety and staying in control during the night visit www.facebook.com/keysmoneyphone, or follow Twitter @NorthumbriaPol #keysmoneyphone #KMP #stayincontrol.