Police to ramp up patrols ahead of return of weekend clubbing
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More officers will be patrolling Norfolk's nightlife areas this weekend as nightclubs reopen.
Police are expecting nightclubs across the county to be busy this weekend following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on Freedom Day (July 19) and have said additional officers will be on patrol as a result.
Full public order patrols will also be carried out in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn this weekend, with extra officers on duty on Saturday night.
Supt Nathan Clark said: "Policing of the night-time economy can be a big draw on our resources and at a time when we're experiencing increased demand, with more people visiting the county, this can be a real challenge.
"Experience shows us that too much alcohol can have unintended consequences.
"I'm sure most people who end up in a police cell don't intend to end their night that way, which is why we'd ask people to have a good time but not to overdo it.
"The less we have to deal with issues in the night-time economy, the more we can prioritise the calls from people who need us most.”
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