Man in his pants features on police twitter feed #alcoholharm

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

Officers, special constables and staff took to twitter at the weekend to show what a Saturday night shift is really like when policing the streets of Northamptonshire.

Tweets primarily focused on incidents linked to alcohol using the hashtag #alcoholharm, and included one about a fight involving a man in his pants.

Much of the police activity was required in Northampton town centre and Wellingborough Road, however Daventry, Corby and Kettering experienced fights and other drunken behaviour.

Several 999 calls were also received calling for help with domestic incidents, the majority of which were alcohol fuelled.

Other emergency calls received in the force control room included a possible burglary, theft of mobile phones and a homeless person asking for help.

The aim of the evening was to provide a snapshot of the impact alcohol has on an evening of policing.

Door staff, publicans and the general public joined in sharing their views and experiences of alcohol related crime and disorder.

Chief Inspector Dave Spencer was out on Saturday night tweeting as @dave__spencer and @Op_challenge: “This weekend was as normal a weekend as you can get. ‘Normal’ however means several fights, one serious injury, a number of domestic incidents, drink drivers and calls regarding vulnerable people.

“Two officers were assaulted and over 30 arrests were made across the county.

“Feedback from those who follower the activity has been really positive.

“We hope to repeat the evening and encourage people to join in the debate with us.”

Examples of tweets on the evening included:

Assault in Daventry - CCTV showing the potential offender being arrested and put into the police car #alcoholharm

Intoxicated man convinced he is ok to drive, with officers now, preventing #alcoholharm

Spotted man on CCTV acting aggressively in N’ton town centre, he’s abusing door staff and is surprised he’s not being let in #alcoholharm

Another fight in Northampton town centre, one is a male in his pants! officers on their way #alcoholharm