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Police Issue Advice For Christmas Party Goers


8:31am 12th December 2013

Christmas party goers in Dorset are being warned to take extra care heading into the weekend.

This weekend is traditionally one of the busiest with loads of companies out celebrating the festive season with their colleagues at staff parties.

Dorset Police has issued the warning in an attempt to reduce the number of sexual offences from happening and although the number of reported incidents across the county is relatively low, the warning remains the same, don't get too drunk and never leave your friends.

The advice is never leave drinks unattended, only use licensed taxis, stay in groups and keeps an eye on your valuables.

Dorset Police will have more Officers on the streets on nights out in the run up to Christmas.

Detective Superintendent Andy Clowser said: "We want everyone to enjoy celebrating the festive season, but I urge people to take simple steps to help stay safe on a night out.

"If you're out celebrating, make sure you stay in your group of friends and look after and look out for each other - in particular never leave your intoxicated friends alone.

"Always make sure you know how you're getting home at the end of the night - keep money aside for a licensed taxi or bus. Keep your mobile fully charged and never walk home alone.

"Unfortunately, we know that there are individuals who will take advantage of people who get so intoxicated that they become vulnerable.

"As a result, it is so important that people who go out drinking make sure they don't drink to the extent that they become vulnerable and put themselves at risk."

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