Police in Cumbria are warning New Years revellers that violent behaviour will not be tolerated.
Hundreds of thousands of people across the county are expected to head out to the pubs to see in the New Year, and Cumbria Police has extra officers on patrol.
The ‘One punch can change two lives’ campaign launched prior to the festive season, reminds party-goers of the consequences of losing control through alcohol consumption.
Officers will be working closely with licensed premises to prevent people who are already drunk being served further alcohol.
The annual Golden Sands Polar Bear dip in Whitehaven aims to raise more than £25,000 for charity.
Around 100 swimmers took part this year, with hundreds more watching on.
Samantha Parker has the full report:
One hundred people took part in the annual Golden Sands Polar Bear challenge in Whitehaven to raise £25,000 for charity.
The dippers ran into the Irish Sea in the harbour town and straight back out again.
Most we wearing fancy dress or t-shirts bearing the name of their chosen charity.
The annual dip is organised by Sellafield workers.
The swimmers have now entered the water at Whitehaven for their annual New Year's Eve dip.
New Year's Eve dippers are gathering in Whitehaven to warm up, before heading tothe beach.
The 100 dippers have raised more than £25,000 for various charities.
Hundreds of swimmers and supporters will assemble on the Golden Sands Beach at Whitehaven Harbour later this morning.
Last year more than twenty thousand pounds was raised by members of the Golden Sands Polar Bear Club plunged into the icy waters of the North Sea.