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Christmas warning from police over alcohol consumed

Police have issued a warning about alcohol consumption over Christmas – in a bid to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

South Yorkshire Police said drinking too much alcohol can impair judgement and put people at risk.

Superintendent Colin McFarlane, South Yorkshire Police’s lead officer for tackling anti-social behaviour, said: “If you are enjoying a festive tipple over the next few weeks, either at home or out in town, do you know when to stop?

“Drinking alcohol makes you more likely to behave anti-socially.

“Please act responsibility and think about how your actions could affect yourself and others.

“We don’t want to spoil the party spirit but officers will take action if you commit anti-social behaviour to ensure that everyone can enjoy a safe Christmas.

“We have a sackload of powers at our disposal and a number of sanctions for offenders to give something back to their communities, from an on-the-spot fine to a stint of community service.”