Merseyside Police advice
to New Years Eve Party Goers
MERSEYSIDE Police have issued
advice to party goers to ensure they remain safe during the festive season.
Thousands of people are expected to make the most of the New Year period by
celebrating in bars, pubs and clubs across Merseyside.
Superintendent Mark Morgan said:- "Everyone wants to have a good night
with friends and family during the New year period but we also want to make
sure that everyone gets home safely. We would advise friends to stay
together as a group and watch out for each other; never leave drinks
unattended; even if you only nip away to go to the toilet or for a cigarette
break; don't accept drinks from strangers and watch the number of drinks you
have so you stay in control. If people follow that advice then everyone can
have a safe and happy New Year."
Here are some simple steps revellers can take to ensure they stay safe while
enjoying their big night:-
► Stay with your friends; don't go to the toilet, the bar, the cash machine
or for a cigarette on your own; stay in a group and look out for each other.
► Don't accept drinks from strangers; they could be extra strong or even
spiked, and don't leave your drink unattended, even if it's a soft drink.
► Pace yourself; getting blind drunk puts you at risk; instead, have a soft
drink in between an alcoholic 1 and remember, it is an offence for a
bartender to serve you if you are intoxicated.
► Pre-book your cab and leave with your friends; use a well known firm and
check the driver's ID and licence is visible inside the taxi. Also, make
sure someone at home knows you are on your way and which firm is driving
► Trust your instincts; if it feels wrong it probably is so get out of the
situation as quickly as possible and call:- 101010 if you feel at risk or