Don’t let your party turn into festive disaster

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CeLEBRATE responsibly to avoid your Christmas party night becoming a drama, police have urged.

Officers are mounting extra patrols in Derbyshire to keep an eye on festive revellers – but are warning people to follow tips to keep themselves safe.

Inspector Shaun Woodcock, in charge of community safety, said: “We’re at that time of the year when many of us will be enjoying a night out or perhaps organising a celebration at home.

“It should be a time for fun but excessive alcohol consumption can be a significant factor in many of the incidents the emergency services deal with at this time of year.”

Police are reminding partygoers to pace their drinking, accept drinks only from people they trust, look after valuables and have a plan – and money – for getting home safely.