Five Leamington arrests in crackdown on alcohol related violence

FIVE people were arrested in Leamington on Saturday night as part of a Warwickshire police operation to reduce alcohol related violence in Warwickshire.

A further six were also arrested in Nuneaton, in the two operations carried out on Friday and Saturday night.

The campaign was launched with higher level Enhanced Policing Initiatives (EPI) in Leamington and Nuneaton, where officers and staff carried out street patrols and licensing checks at a number of pubs and clubs.

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In the approach to Christmas the focus will be on those incidents believed to be fuelled by alcohol, with extra policing of town centres and targeted communications towards potential offenders planned.

These operations are set to be repeated in the coming weeks.

Superintendent Mike Wylde said: “The number of offences of serious violence may be smaller in Warwickshire than in other force areas, but there has been an increase in recent months and this is unacceptable.

“Violence affects the quality of life of all residents and this is not acceptable.

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Warwickshire Police is committed to providing the best possible protection and believe that everyone should be able to go out and socialise during the festive period and be assured that Warwickshire is a safe place to live, work and visit.

“We will not tolerate any form of violence and will ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.”

The arrests in the Leamington area included a 30-year-old man arrested for assaulting a doorman at the Tavistock Inn, two men arrested on suspicion of affray following an incident at the Moo Bar, and an 18-year-old female arrested on suspicion of throwing a glass at another female outside Ocean night club in Oxford Street.