Norfolk Police have thanked the county’s licenced premises and late-night venues for their cooperation following a busy weekend.
A total of 22 people were arrested across the county on Saturday evening (24 July 2021) in connection with the night-time economy and policing late-night entertainment venues.
Superintendent Nathan Clark said: “We were expecting venues and the night-time economy to be very busy on Saturday with the lifting of the Covid restrictions, and planned accordingly with extra officers on patrol.
“Venues in King’s Lynn and Norwich were particularly busy and there were some long queues, and unfortunately, some arrests. However, in the main and given the number of people that were out and about on Saturday evening, people enjoyed themselves in a safe and responsible way. It was particularly pleasing to see clubs and pubs being well managed and their owners or licensees working closely with officers to keep everybody safe; this collaboration makes such a difference at a time when we’re experiencing such an increase in demand.”
In total six people were arrested in King’s Lynn for drunk and disorderly offences.