What happened at Prince of Wales Road on one of the busiest nights of 2019

PUBLISHED: 08:50 21 December 2019 | UPDATED: 13:08 22 December 2019

Norwich SOS Bus staff look after a woman on the floor outside of a bar

Norwich SOS Bus staff look after a woman on the floor outside of a bar


Our reporter was live with the SOS Bus and emergency services as Black Friday unfolded in Norwich.

Known as Black Friday, or sometimes Mad Friday, the Christmas festivities got into full swing on the final Friday before Christmas, with 999 services prepared for the impact.

Those heading out this weekend have been urged to have a good time but have also been warned to behave themselves.

Chief Superintendent Dave Marshall said: "Policing plans for the Christmas and New Year period are arranged months in advance to make sure sufficient resources are in place.

"We're expecting this weekend to be busy, and additional officers will be on patrol as people head out to celebrate."

Our reporter Emily Thomson spent time with the Norwich SOS Bus and the emergency services on Friday to see what they face on a particularly busy night.

You can find out what happened on our blog here, with more analysis on Saturday.

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