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North Yorkshire Police - More Patrols On "Builders Friday"


7:35am 20th December 2013

North Yorkshire Police are joining a region-wide “Happy Tweetmas” tweetathon on the last Friday before Christmas, which is traditionally one of the busiest days of the year.

Throughout the day on Friday 20 December 2013, which is known as “Builders’ Friday”, officers will tweet safety and crime prevention advice as well as a snapshot of incidents across the force.

As well as helping local residents understand the variety and quantity of calls that we deal with at this time of year, the aim of the event is to promote the Christmas safety campaign, “All Wrapped Up”.

Tweets will include messages advising people to make sure that they have arranged a way of getting home before going out, thinking about how much they are drinking and looking after the friends they are out with.

Chief Inspector Ian Thompson, said: “We are expecting to have a larger number of people out and about in the pubs in the towns and cities across North Yorkshire, as many firms break up for Christmas and many people go out to celebrate.

“North Yorkshire Police is using the tweetathon as a way of providing people with information and advice as the leave work, so that they can stay safe and avoid alcohol related issues including anti-social behaviour and violence.”

Chief Insp Thompson added: “We want everyone to have a good time, feeling safe as well as staying safe.”

To follow the Twitterthon please follow @NYorksPolice and use the hashtag #NYtweetmas. 

For more information about North Yorkshire Police’s “All Wrapped Up” Christmas safety campaign please visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk/christmas


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