Revellers warned to take care on nights out in Sheffield city centre

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Police chiefs in Sheffield are urging people to more vigilant in pubs and clubs in the city as they go out in the run up to Christmas and the New Year.

With work colleagues and groups of friends gearing up for nights out at one of the busiest times of the year in the city centre, festive revellers are being urged to think twice about their safety.

Superintendent Colin McFarlane, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “Personal safety becomes ever more prominent as the darker nights set in.

“During the summer months, we remind people to know their limits and drink alcohol safely and responsibly.

“This message remains the same as we head into winter and I’d like to remind people to be vigilant.

“Alcohol can change your behaviour and make you less alert, increasing your risk of becoming a victim of crime.

“Don’t leave your drinks unattended at any time. It’s important to remember that even soft drinks can be spiked, so be mindful of your surroundings and report any suspicious behaviour to police or door staff.”

To report suspicious activity in pubs and clubs call police on 101.