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Police Gear Up For Second Party Night After 30 Arrests

Thursday December 22 2011


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30 people were arrested and scores more given fines and banned from the town centre as part of a Mad Friday crackdown last weekend.

Police say 30 arrests were made for a variety of drink and drug related crimes along with a couple of assaults. Many more people were issued with £80 fines and banned from the town centre (called a Section 27 order) for a minimum of 12 hours as part of the crackdown, which will be repeated again tomorrow (Friday Dec 23).

Police have teamed up with local pubs, door staff and the town centre CCTV for the crackdown on disorderley conduct which will see people asked to leave the town centre if they start causing trouble – if they refuse to go, or try to sneak back in, they will be arrested.

Inspector Simon Wanless said: "The Section 27s worked well and will be something we are repeating.The reality is these are the people who might have been prevented from committing a crime or being the victim of crime."

The crackdown is part of a police campaign called Shaken and Slurred which looks at the crimes surrounding excessive drinking – including violence, driving while over the limit and disorderly conduct.

To find out more about the Shaken and Slurred campaign, go to http://www.facebook.com/shakenandslurred - tomorrow police will be Tweeting their experiences. The Tweets will be pulled into our homepage or will be on #barnsley23.

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Reply Posted by Aprillasy1 on Thursday December 22 2011 at 22:40
people are easy targets on mad friday. fines will be produced left right and centre. people are sitting ducks, where's the festive spirit gone?  a few people are trouble causes but others are celebrating the festivities and a rest from work.  if people want to spend their hard earned cash on beer its their perrogative.  MERRY CHRISTMAS

Reply Posted by Sgt_simon on Thursday December 22 2011 at 23:25
AprilLasy1 - please be assured my colleagues aren't spoil sports, what we will not tolerate is people who spoil others fun. Spending money on beer is fine, enjoy and have fun. Abuse, touch, fight, steal, urinate in public places,  - all the behaviour none of us would want outside our own house - thats the folks we will tackle . 

Reply Posted by Babamoo69 on Friday December 23 2011 at 11:09
well said aprillasy1 wonder wot sgt did when it was xmas and he wasnt in the force eh pray tell simon you was a saint or one of his disciples 

Reply Posted by Davidp on Friday December 23 2011 at 11:17
the sad fact is that Barnsley has more than its fair share of nobheads who use drink as an excuse to be stupid, abusive and violent.  The police arent there to stop anyone having fun, they are there to protect the innocent and ensure that no-one gets hurt.

Reply Posted by Davidp on Friday December 23 2011 at 11:17
the sad fact is that Barnsley has more than its fair share of nobheads who use drink as an excuse to be stupid, abusive and violent.  The police arent there to stop anyone having fun, they are there to protect the innocent and ensure that no-one gets hurt.

Reply Posted by steve on Friday December 23 2011 at 13:11
I have been drinking around town for the last 30 years or so and the problem this day and age is that youngsters jusdrink themselves silly ,have no respect for other people and think that they can do as they please. Nothing wrong with people enjoying themselves but it is wrong to do antisocial things that affect other peoples enjoyment

Reply Posted by guest on Friday December 23 2011 at 18:49
fact is Sgt is doing a job to serve and protect. It needs to be done now he may have pinched a sweet from pic`n`mix back in 80`s from woolworths but hey we have all done summat wrong in past. Its not about then its about NOW!!!! the town is full of idiots and when a young lad has a couple o shandy`s and thinks he can have a fight and win with the statue of Dickie Bird summat needs doing. I have friends with stores in town and in the past they have come to work the following day to clean up glass from windows been smashed for no reason. Just drink in moderation and respect the law end of.

Reply Posted by yes on Friday December 30 2011 at 13:10
It's just another TAX from the Man Tax . He is the God . You must pay or go to jail The Man Tax is the most powerful person in the world . What other Man in this world we live in can rob you same as he can ????????????