Busy Halloween night for police

HALLOWEEN capers ended with 43 people being arrested last night (Wed) in Avon and Somerset for a variety of anti-social behaviour offences.

HALLOWEEN capers ended with 43 people being arrested last night (Wed) in Avon and Somerset for a variety of anti-social behaviour offences.

Extra officers were on duty as the force launched Operation Relentless on nuisance behaviour to coincide with Halloween.

Police made 75 alcohol seizures, with more than half of those being from underage people, and 40 being in alcohol exclusion zones.

Anti-social behaviour warning letters will now be sent to 165 people who police stopped.


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It means if they had previously carried out offences or are responsible for further incidents in the future they could find themselves arrested.

Stop searches in various areas of the force resulted in two people being arrested for possession of drugs.

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Police also visited 66 licensed premises to check for underage drinking.

Throughout the course of the night more than 5,000 leaflets and posters were distributed and there were 10 graffiti clean ups.

Between 5pm and 11pm staff received 666 emergency 999 calls from members of the public who were mainly reporting anti-social behaviour type incidents.

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