Police message to people heading out in Sheffield on New Year's Eve

Police will be upping patrols in Sheffield city centre on New Year’s Eve as revellers welcome in 2020.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 11:50 am
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 12:01 pm

Sheffield city centre Sergeant Jon Simpson said there will be an ‘uplift’ in resources to meet demand.

Sergeant Simpson said: “Please enjoy yourselves and have a good time – but be safe and responsible when you go out.

“Look after yourselves and others who are with you.

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South Yorkshire Police will be working to keep people safe on New Year's Eve.

“Make sure you’ve got a plan for getting home and don’t put yourself in a position where you make yourself vulnerable and potentially end up a victim of crime.

“You also don’t want to commit crime and end up in a police cell to start the new decade.”

On Mad Friday – the last Friday before Christmas – three South Yorkshire Police officers were injured as they worked to keep everyone safe.

One officer had their hand broken, another sustained broken fingers and a third suffered a bump to the head.