Police warn Sheffield students of link between drinking and violence

Students have been warned not to drink too much
Students have been warned not to drink too much
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Police in Sheffield have warned students of the increased risk of violence after drinking.

As part of a new safety campaign, police chiefs have revealed that violent offences against students are more likely to involve alcohol and that one quarter of offences against students tend to involve other students.

Superintendent Shaun Morley said: “We know how exciting it is for students, particularly as they are living away from home for the first time, and we certainly don’t want to stop them having fun.

“We want students to know their limits and understand the consequences that one extra drink can have on their life, not only as a potential victim or offender of violent crime, but it can also leave them vulnerable to becoming victims of other crimes such as robbery or assault.”

Posters promoting responsible drinking will be on display in both city universities, cinema washrooms, city centre bars and Sheffield Railway Station.