‘Pockets of rowdiness’ but no major incidents on York’s first night back on the booze

The rules at the Posterngate, a Wetherspoons pub on Piccadilly. Photograph: Richard McDougall
5 Jul 2020 @ 11.12 am
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Drinkers in York largely behaved themselves as they got to enjoy their first night in a pub in four months.

North Yorkshire Police reported a busy night on Saturday (4 July) but no major issues or concerns.

Officers dealt with what they described as “small pockets of rowdy and antisocial behaviour” but said there were no significant or large incidents due to the reopening of bars and restaurants.

The police licensing team carried out a number of visits to licensed premises during the day “and were pleased to report that all venues visited had worked hard to make their premises safe for customers”.

Assistant Chief Constable Mike Walker, said: “My thanks to everyone who enjoyed last night responsibly and to the licensees who have worked hard over the past weeks to prepare for opening.

“It’s inevitable that with alcohol consumption comes antisocial behaviour and we were prepared for an increase in demand. It was busy but no more than a usual Saturday night.”

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