Taunton police clamp down on town centre drunks as 'Think Twice' campaign launches (From Somerset County Gazette)
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Taunton police clamp down on town centre drunks as 'Think Twice' campaign launches
6:30am Friday 20th September 2013 in News
PARTY-goers in Taunton are being urged to ‘Think Twice’ about their behaviour this weekend.
Police have launched the campaign highlighting the realities faced by those dealing with drunkenness and alcohol-related incidents.
It centres around the use of the drink banning orders, which can restrict a person from entering any licensed premises in a particular area.
PC Claire Griffiths, from the Taunton town centre team, said: “If a person is convicted of an alcohol-related offence within the town centre, they will receive a warning letter from us advising them that if they are arrested again within six months in the town, we will consider applying for an Order that could ultimately see them banned from all the pubs, clubs and bars in the area.
“As a team, we have worked hard for the last two-and-a-half years to reduce the crime and disorder around Taunton’s pubs and clubs.
“This campaign is designed to tackle the night time disorder proactively and aims to maintain and increase the reduction we have already achieved. It quite literally encourages people to think twice about their actions.”
Michelle Andrews, from Okoko nightclub, said: “Having worked closely with the town centre police team over the last three-and-a-half years, we are very much looking forward to the introduction of the ‘Think Twice’ campaign.”
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