Peterborough: Over 50 Alcohol Arrests

22 August 2012, 10:45 | Updated: 22 August 2012, 11:03

Over 50 people have been arrested since police began taking a zero-tolerance approach to alcohol-related trouble and disorder in Peterborough.

The campaign, called Operation Themis, began on the weekend of July 13th this year.

Since then, officers have been taking a zero-tolerance to trouble outside Peterborough's pubs and clubs.

51 people have been arrested for offences including disorder, assault and possession of Class A drugs.

They have also used powers to ban 56 people from the city centre for different lengths of time for being under the influence of alcohol and causing, or being likely to cause, trouble.

Officers have also stopped and searched 29 people and handed out three penalty notices for disorder and two cannabis warnings.

Police have also been making regular visits to pubs and bars to ensure they're not selling alcohol to those who are drunk.

Inspector Iain Clark, who is leading the operation, said: "People should be able to enjoy going out in Peterborough city centre at the weekend without seeing crime or disorder and this operation is aiming to ensure this happens.

The figures prove officers are using all options available to them to prevent trouble and deal with offenders and they will continue to make their presence felt at weekends."