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Police urge drinkers to stay safe

Thames Valley Police is using its Facebook page to remind revellers to stay safe on New Year's Eve.

The force is using the social networking site to target the under-25s.

Some of the advice includes organising a lift to get home and not accepting drinks from strangers.

High visibility patrols will be carried out across the region and fixed penalty notices will be issued to anyone causing anti-social behaviour.

Intelligence is also being used to tackle disorder hotspots.

Inspector John Fox said: "Anecdotal evidence shows that people who are drunk and lose control have a higher risk of becoming a victim or an offender.

"We will deal robustly with people who are ruining other people's night out with their anti-social behaviour."

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