Leeds & West Yorkshire

New Year's Eve 'one of busiest' for West Yorkshire Police

Police in West Yorkshire have said New Year's Eve was "one of the busiest in recent times".

Calls to the force's 999 number increased slightly to 1,100, about 50 more calls than last new year, West Yorkshire Police said.

Between midnight and 05:00 GMT, about 1,505 calls were answered.

The force said it had planned a major operation to meet the challenges of the evening with hundreds of additional staff on shift.

By the early hours, 180 people were in custody across the county, mostly arrested for drunkenness, public disorder and minor assaults, police said.

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