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West Yorkshire Police tweet 'Mad Friday' incidents

West Yorkshire Police has tweeted all the incidents reported to them during so called 'Mad Friday'.

Police said the Friday before Christmas was "one of the busiest days of the year for alcohol-related, anti-social behaviour and violent crime".

Officers updated live from incidents between 12:00 to 24:00 GMT on Friday.

The force said the idea was to "to help local residents understand the variety and quantity of calls that officers deal with at this time of year".

During the 12-hour period the force received 746 emergency calls on the 999 number and 1,710 calls on the the non-emergency 101 number.

Incidents ranged from acts of violence and reports of criminal damage to a 999 call "from a member of the public stating he cannot afford a taxi".

Ch Insp Jaene Booth said: "Unfortunately while Christmas should be a time for celebrations with friends and family, we know all too well from past experience that some people take these celebrations too far and end the night ill, injured or in a police cell.

"Our hope is by getting an insight in to the situations that other people get themselves in to this will help others think about their own behaviour."

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