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Warning to New Years Revellers from Dorset Police

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9:26am 31st December 2012

If you're heading out into Dorchester or Weymouth town tonight to see in the New Year, Dorset Police has some advice for you, drink responsibly!

The force says they want people to enjoy themselves but are urging us to stay safe and the same rules apply.

Don't leave your mates on their own, stay in a group, plan how you're getting home from the club or pub and DON'T go home with someone you barely know.

ARC Dorset opened earlier this year to offer multi-agency support to victims of sexual offences.

Anyone - man, woman or child - who has been raped or sexually assaulted either recently or in the past, can contact ARC Dorset directly as a self-referral. Alternatively, they can come as a referral from the police or any other agency.

Self-referrals can simply dial 0845 519 8638 to make an appointment or email contact@arcdorset.org.uk.

Detective Superintendent Clowser says: "If you have been a victim of rape, but have not reported it, please do come forward and tell us. We have specially trained officers to fully support victims of rape and investigate these types of offences.

"We will take the strongest possible action against anyone found to have committed rape."

Dorset Officers are also sending out a firm warning to anyone who gets drunk and causes trouble too saying; "Anyone who gets drunk and causes trouble can expect to be arrested and could start 2013 in a Polcie cell."

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