756 emer­gency calls on NYE with 92 ar­rests

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS - By ALEXAN­DRA RUCKI elaxan­[email protected] @Alexan­draRucki

IT was a busy night for Greater Manch­ester Po­lice on New Year’s Eve with the force re­ceiv­ing 756 emer­gency calls.

A to­tal of 92 peo­ple were ar­rested dur­ing the fes­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing 19 on sus­pi­cion of drink-driv­ing.

As­sis­tant Chief Con­sta­ble of Greater Manch­ester Po­lice, Russ Jack­son, said: “The vast ma­jor­ity of peo­ple in Greater Manch­ester did, as al­ways, en­joy a peace­ful New Year’s Eve but of­fi­cers did deal with a num­ber of se­ri­ous in­ci­dents in­clud­ing stab­bings and as­saults.

“Very sadly, three peo­ple lost their lives in sep­a­rate road traf­fic col­li­sions. Our thoughts are with their fam­i­lies as this is the worst pos­si­ble start to 2020 for them and I can only imag­ine how hard the com­ing days and months will be. “The busiest time was be­tween 1am and 2am when we re­ceived 264 999 calls. In the first three hours of this year, a to­tal of 756 emer­gency calls were made to us.

“By this morn­ing 92 peo­ple had been ar­rested and it’s very dis­ap­point­ing to say in 2020 that 19 of those were on sus­pi­cion of drink-driv­ing.

“Po­lice staff and of­fi­cers have worked re­ally hard overnight to keep Greater Manch­ester safe while peo­ple cel­e­brated the New Year and I would like to thank my col­leagues their hard work.

“We are con­tin­u­ing our in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the se­ri­ous in­ci­dents of last night and if any­one has any in­for­ma­tion about them please con­tact us.”

Any­one with fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can con­tact GMP on 101 or Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

Cel­e­bra­tions in Manch­ester on New Year’s Eve JOEL GOOD­MAN

ACC Russ Jack­son

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