Police in Devon and Cornwall say alcohol-fuelled weekend led to more calls than New Years Eve

Saturday was another extremely busy night for Devon and Cornwall Police Credit: ITV News

Police in Devon and Cornwall have experienced one of their busiest weekends of the year, with one night reportedly equivalent of a New Years Eve.

Officers responded to around 1500 calls on Friday and Saturday night including reports relating to drink driving, drugs, assaults and even stabbings.

Five men were arrested after a man was stabbed in Bilbury Street in Plymouth, in the early hours of Saturday 11 July.

A 42-year-old man was left with life threatening injuries but is in a stable condition in Derriford hospital.

So called 'Super Saturday' was not as difficult to police as officers had prepared for. Credit: ITV News West Country

Mike Newton was the control room supervisor on Friday and Saturday night. He documented some of the calls on Twitter.

In one post he said he had "lost count" of the number of drink drivers dealt with by the force.

Another control room officer shared their experiences of the chaotic weekend on social media, even reporting that a member of the force had been assaulted on Friday night.

This is the second weekend pubs were allowed to reopen under the relaxation of the Government's coronavirus restrictions.

The first, dubbed 'Super Saturday, was not as busy as emergency services had prepared for because of the bad weather.

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