Police hail crackdown a success

By James Wilmore

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Manchester city council, Greater manchester, Manchester police

A police campaign aimed at tackling alcohol-related crime and disorder in Manchester in the run up to the World Cup has been hailed a huge success....

A police campaign aimed at tackling alcohol-related crime and disorder in Manchester in the run up to the World Cup has been hailed a huge success.

Greater Manchester Police has been working in partnership with agencies such as Manchester City Council and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service as part of the 'Think Safe Drink Safe' campaign.

Over the past month, Manchester Police have dealt with more than 400 offenders, issued 81 fixed penalty notices and visited almost 375 premises responsible for serving alcohol.

Trading Standards officers carried out test purchase operations with underage volunteers in pubs, bars, off-licences and supermarkets.

Out of 40 attempts, 11 premises served alcohol to the test purchaser.

Environmental Health officers also carried out 322 visits to licensed premises, received and dealt with 76 complaints from local residents and served three statutory nuisance abatement notices for noise nuisance.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service also carried out 36 inspections of licensed premises.

Councillor Jim Battle, deputy leader of Manchester City Council, said: "This campaign is a great example of how teamwork between the police, the city council and other agencies will show the red card to the few irresponsible pubs, clubs and off licences while supporting the work of the responsible majority."

Related topics: Licensing law

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