Tweets will reveal what police have to deal with on a Saturday night

Officers gave an insight from their Saturday night shift on twitter at the weekend

Officers gave an insight from their Saturday night shift on twitter at the weekend

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The highs and lows seen by police officers working on a Saturday night, including those relating to alcohol-related crime and disorder, are to be recorded on twitter.

Northamptonshire Police will be tweeting tomorrow night, allowing people to see the volume and type of calls they receive on a Saturday night.

Followers of the force twitter accounts @Northantspolice and @Op_challenge will be able to see the evening’s activities from the perspective of an officer out on duty in Northampton town centre and from the force control room where 999 and 101 calls are received.

Chief Constable Adrian Lee is the national lead for the Association of Chief Police Officers portfolio looking at alcohol licensing and harm reduction.

He said: “I am very keen for communities to understand the scale of alcohol-related issues which require policing.

“This snapshot of activity is at peak time, but this is not just about those who socialise in our town centres.

“Many calls we receive about crime or anti-social behaviour are linked to alcohol consumption.

“I hope that this activity will provide a real insight into the demands on policing, but also to highlight to people the impact alcohol can have on their lives.”

The twitter activity will start at 10pm on Saturday (March 16) until the early hours and can be searched for using the hashtag #alcoholharm.