Extra police patrolling in A-level celebrations
- Credit: IAN BURT
Students celebrating their A-level results in Norwich tomorrow night are being urged to make it a night to remember for the right reasons.
Thousands of students are expected to head into the city and while many will be old enough to drink in bars and clubs, police are calling on party-goers to celebrate safely.
Young people are being urged to know their limits and stay well within them while also keeping a close-eye on belongings like phones and handbags.
Inspector Ed Brown, from Norfolk Constabulary's licensing team, said: 'This will be a very important day for students across the county and we expect many to head into the city to celebrate their achievements.
'Norwich is a safe city which has a thriving night-time economy where people can come and have fun on a night out.
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'That said, most of the students heading out tomorrow night will be aged 18 and anyone found committing criminal or anti-social behaviour will be treated like an adult.
'Alcohol is no excuse for poor behaviour and it would be a shame to let one night of celebration affect the next step in education or work.'
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Additional officers will be on patrol in the city targeting nightlife hubs of Prince of Wales Road, Riverside and Tombland for what is traditionally a busy night in the policing calendar.
Police are offering young people the following advice:
- Celebrate responsibly. You will not be allowed access to pubs, clubs and bar if you are drunk.
- Always stick with friends and plan how you're going to get home in advance.
- Carry an approved form of identification to gain entry to clubs and gain service of alcohol â€' Driving License, Passport or approved cards carrying the 'PASS' hologram are the only acceptable forms of ID.
- Drinking water or soft drinks in between alcoholic drinks will not sober you up but it will assist to sensibly pace your drinking. It's not a race!
- Some pubs, clubs and bars may attempt to capitalise on 'high spirits' by offering cheap drink promotions to attract customers. Discounted drinks for students are not legal and the police will be ensuring that any venue offering this is challenged. Licensees should be well aware of this.