Britain has launched a Christmas crackdown on drunk and disorderly behaviour.
The campaign started today – ahead of the busiest night of the year for Christmas parties. Out of control revellers will be hit in their wallets, with on-the-spot fines increased to 80 pounds – that is equivalent to 116 euros. So-called binge drinking has been identified as a problem as has the sale of alcohol to those aged under 18. The government has no objection to people getting into the festive spirit. The aim is to prevent the merriment getting out of hand. The nationwide campaign targets over 180 areas of England and Wales. And officers will be out in force to deal with booze-fuelled violence and disorder to stop town centres being turned into no-go zones. The crackdown will continue until January 3.