POLICE in South Shields are sending out a timely message to festive party-goers to ensure they stay safe.
Officers are keen to get the message across to people that they should know their limits in relation to alcohol to ensure their night is a safe one.
Chf Insp for South Tyneside, Sarah Pitt, said: “The last weekend before Christmas is always busy with revellers enjoying bars and restaurants of South Shields and we’re expecting Friday to be particularly busy with party-goers finishing work early and coming into the town centre to mark the start of their Christmas break.
“It’s a great atmosphere at this time of year, and while we don’t want to spoil the party spirit, we do ask revellers act responsibly and stay in control of your actions.
“The most obvious advice we would give is to store cash and keys in a safe place and make plans to get home to make sure your night ends safe.
“Officers will be out on patrol across South Shields and we’re working with bar and door staff to ensure everyone stays safe.”
For more information about Northumbria Police’s night time economy follow @NorthumbriaPol #stayincontrol or search online for ‘Northumbria Police Alcohol Advice’.