756 emergency calls on NYE with 92 arrests
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