Officer’s warning that any arrests over the festive season will see a town centre ban until the early new year

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Police officers in King’s Lynn arrested seven people on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in the early hours of Friday morning

All the arrests were made between midnight and 3am in the town centre, with most being arrested on Norfolk Street.

Two were fined and five have been charged with being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

All those charged have been released on bail, with conditions not to enter Lynn town centre between 7pm and 6am until their court dates, early in the new year. If they are caught in the town centre during these times, they can be arrested.

Ch Insp Ady Porter said: “This should serve as a harsh warning to anyone who is thinking of causing trouble when they go out in Lynn town centre in the run up to Christmas. If you are arrested for alcohol-related offences, you will be banned from the town centre until next year and that means no nights out for Christmas or New Year’s Eve.”

Throughout the party season, officers will continue to have a visible presence in the town centre and will deal robustly with any individuals causing trouble.

Ch Insp Porter continued: “We want to make sure that everyone has an enjoyable Christmas and New Year and are not out to ruin people’s fun. But we will take swift action to deal with anyone whose behaviour affects other party-goers.”

The Pubwatch scheme is still in operation across the town centre, which means that once someone banned from one venue, they are banned from all the others.

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