Norwich DJ, Jezza King, defends Prince of Wales Road after damming verdict in Jeremy Kyle’s The Kyle Files - Dangers Of A Night Out
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A popular Norwich DJ has defended Prince of Wales Road after Jeremy Kyle claimed: 'It was carnage on a Saturday night.'
Jezza King, who plays at some of the most popular bars on the infamous road, hit back at the television presenter after watching The Kyle Files - Dangers Of A Night Out.
The documentary followed a night out on the Norwich road and Mr Kyle admitted that he was most shocked to witness one man so 'mullered' he needed the help of nine people including paramedics to pick up the pieces of his night out.
But Mr King said that people have been getting 'mullered' for centuries and you find can drunk people anywhere.
MORE: The Kyle Files - Dangers Of A Night Out: Jeremy Kyle gives his verdict on Norwich's Prince Of Wales Road - 'It was carnage''Well you can walk anywhere down a street and walk into a drunk person, they don't just walk around on Prince of Wales Road,' he said. 'I don't think it is any worse. We have this generation of people, who think it is funny because they have got their phone, to film their mates doing it and it is all over these social media outlets.'
Mr King also claimed that the Mr Kyle should not have blamed the bars and focused his attention on the pre-drinking culture.
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'If you talk to any taxi driver and ask how many people pre-drink and how many people are mullered when they even get into the city, that's a bigger issue,' he said. 'The venues have got breathalysers and systems but anyone can stand there and look normal if you have just necked half a bottle of vodka when you have left the house, that is not going to affect you.'
In the show Mr Kyle also paid a visit to Courtesy Taxi's, where he said: 'I was surprised to see a bouncer on the door of a taxi run.'
MORE: 'He was obviously going to focus on sensationalising those issues' - Police, traders and revellers respond to Jeremy Kyle's The Kyle Files on Norwich's Prince of Wales RoadInside, he said he found a girl 'collapsed on a sofa' who then needed help from paramedics.
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'She's not going home anytime soon,' he said.
Mr Kyle said he wrote to all the bars and clubs on Prince of Wales Road to discuss their responsibilities, but he 'did not get a single response.'
But those who work on Prince of Wales Road, from business owners to the police, have defended the street and said it was not the way the programme portrayed it to be.
Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green said: 'I have spent a lot of time on Prince of Wales Road in an official capacity and you know, what I have seen is a lot of young people having a great time. And if I was 20 or 25 I would probably be on Prince of Wales Road too.
He added: 'Improvement has been made over the years.'
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