Police launch Christmas crime crackdown
Warwickshire Police's annual Christmas crackdown on alcohol fuelled crime has been launched.
Operation Christmas Presence will see extra officers on duty to keep people safe on some of the busiest nights of the year in town centres across the region.
37 per cent of all violent crime in Warwickshire and West Mercia is alcohol related and with extra people out celebrating in the run up to Christmas, officers are warning that those who are intent on causing trouble that they are not welcome.
Superintendent Paul Moxley said: "From previous experience, we know which nights are likely to be the busiest over the festive period and we will have extra officers on duty to help keep people safe. This is not just officers on the streets; we will also have extra officers in the custody block and in CID.
"Most people can go out, have a few drinks and enjoy themselves without causing any trouble. It is the minority who cause trouble and our message to these people is 'we are looking out for you and we will take action.'
"Being drunk is no defence for becoming involved in violent crime or disorder. When it comes to drinking alcohol, people need to take responsibility for their actions and know their limits. Don't get a criminal record and ruin your future prospects through something you do while you're drunk."