up to 40,000 revellers in Leicester city centre on a weekend night,
the potential for trouble is enormous.
Constabulary's violence and disorder team patrol the city streets
in an attempt to keep trouble to a minimum and help everyone get
the beat in the city centre
patrol cars, two vans and many officers on foot, help to maintain
a visible prescence throughout the city centre. PC Phil Caswell
has 16 years experience. He says the late patrol is usually a "thoroughly
in the evening, duties can be a simple as removing abandoned glass
bottles and moving on illegal parkers. PC Caswell said: "The
majority of people are here for a good time and will have a good
time. A very small majority will end up involved in problems."
are usually two vans and three patrol cars in the city centre
at the weekend
said the majority of incidents will involve people who have been
refused entry to clubs because they are either drunk or deemed "unsuitable"
by door staff.
is hoped that a planned nightbus service will help reduce crime
in the city centre. Officers say there are too few taxis to take
late night revellers home, meaning people remain in the city for
David Piguillem is working to start the service and says late night
transport has "long been a problem for the city". He said:
"Transport options for people to get away can be very scarce,
certainly at two and three in the morning."
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