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Dorset police urge revellers to stay safe

Revellers enjoying New Year fireworks Credit: Press Association

As people go out celebrating the New Year across Dorset, officers are warning revellers to drink responsibly to reduce their chances of becoming victims of crime or ending up in a police cell.

Detective Superintendent Andy Clowser said: “We want everyone to have fun celebrating the New Year but it is important people follow our advice and stay safe while enjoying the festivities.

Make sure you stay with your friends, especially if they are drunk. Don’t leave them vulnerable and alone. Always plan how you’re getting home and ensure you keep money asidefor a licensed taxi or bus.

Never walk home alone and don’t go home with someone you barely know.”