Valu­able ser­vice for cel­e­bra­tions

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Comment -

ITis, sup­pos­edly a time of peace and good will, but al­co­hol of­ten means that nights out over the Christ­mas pe­riod can be quite the op­po­site.

While the vast ma­jor­ity can and do en­joy them­selves and come to no harm, oth­ers are not so for­tu­nate.

And with re­sources in the emer­gency ser­vices stretched, the care tent put up in the city cen­tre to carry out run­ning re­pairs to the in­jured pro­vided a wel­come ser­vice.

Thank­fully, it was not as busy last Fri­day – known as “Black Fri­day” – as pre­vi­ous years with just eight walk­ing wounded patched up. And the night af­ter, Christ­mas Eve, just three ca­su­al­ties were treated.

And hope­fully it will be the same to­mor­row when the Peter­bor­ough care tent re­turns to Lax­ton Square ahead of the cel­e­bra­tions.

With a lit­tle luck all those mak­ing the most of the en­ter­tain­ment on of­fer will be able to wel­come in the new year with a smile and with­out the need to call on med­i­cal ser­vices.

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