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Newcastle police: Stay safe at Christmas Campaign

Newcastle City centre. Photo: ITV Tyne Tees

Police in Newcastle are working with door staff, street pastors and pubs to make sure people stay safe at night in the city centre.

Around 40 officers patrol the streets every weekend. But much of their work is done before the bars even open.

As the city gears up for the rush of Christmas parties, the main focus of the policing operation is to protect the most vulnerable, as Superintendent Bruce Storey explains.