Mad Friday revelers told to stay safe

Derbyshire Police

Derbyshire Police

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Emergency crews across Derbyshire are expecting one of the busiest nights of the year as revelers make the most of the final Friday before Christmas.

Known as ‘Mad Friday’, it marks the start of the festive season for many who are finishing work and are set to head out for a tipple or two.

Derbyshire Constabulary and East Midlands Ambulance Service will be working together to keep party-goers in Chesterfield and Derby safe and reduce unnecessary admissions to emergency departments as part of an appeal to prevent alcohol harm.

Derbyshire Police spokesperson said: “This time of year is popular with people heading out to celebrate and we would urge people to be sensible and behave responsibly.

“If you are having a drink, know your limits and be aware of your personal safety at all times.

“We will have a visible presence in towns and the city to make sure people can enjoy themselves safely.”