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2:03pm 19th September 2014

Police are raising awareness of alcohol related problems through Twitter.

Devon and Cornwall officers are taking to social media on Friday night

They will be live tweeting hash tag alcohol harm with any incidents they are called out to.

It is as 40 percent of their night time calls are to report drink related issues.

Assistant Chief Constable, Paul Netherton, said: "We will be tweeting a snapshot of the calls we receive, together with crime prevention advice and signposting relevant agencies during key times on Friday night.  I think people will be interested to see how things progress as alcohol consumption starts to take its toll throughout the evening and be surprised by the number and variety of calls we receive. This will be an opportunity for the public to see our Force dealing with incidents and the demands placed on both officers and call centre staff. It is also an opportunity to show how we use social media to better inform the public about what we do to keep the residents of Devon and Cornwall safe."
 
Superintendent Julie Whitmarsh, member of the ACPO Licensing & Reducing Alcohol Related Harm Group, added: "This is an excellent opportunity for Devon and Cornwall Police to be part of a national campaign around alcohol and will be of great interest to the public as they will be able to follow events through the course of the evening via the Force Twitter account." 
 
Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Hogg, said: "Tackling alcohol-related crime is one of my top priorities and I am delighted to support this tweetathon.  I feel it will be a great opportunity for the Force to raise awareness of the far reaching consequences of excessive alcohol consumption and should provide useful information about our resourcing in this important area."

2:03pm 19th September 2014

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