Police deter drunks with CCTV

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Police in the North East have attempted to deter pub-goers from drinking too much by showing them CCTV footage of drunks in the street.In the latest...

Police in the North East have attempted to deter pub-goers from drinking too much by showing them CCTV footage of drunks in the street.

In the latest stage of its initiative to stamp out drunken behaviour, Northumbria Police sited a CCTV van, showing the images, in the centre of South Shields over the course of last weekend.

Images featured include a woman in her 20s falling into the gutter, a woman sat outside a nightclub in a state of disarray and a man assaulting a food takeaway worker.

Chief inspector Dave Metcalfe of South Tyneside Area Command said: "Part of our work this weekend focused on showing pub-goers the consequences of drinking too much alcohol and handing out leaflets explaining 'The party's over' campaign.

"The feedback we've had from people who saw this footage was that it really sobered them up and made them think about their behaviour."

Northumbria's 'The party's over' project aims to stop drunkenness, violence and disorder under Chief Constable Mike Craik's policy of "total policing".

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