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Lincolnshire Police issue advice to those attending pubs in Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings this weekend

Lincolnshire Police have asked for 'respect' and 'consideration' from those returning to pubs on Saturday July 4.

Pubs and restaurants across the county will be reopening their doors over the weekend after weeks of lockdown.

With a surge of pub-goers expected to hit bars, Lincolnshire Police has urged them to avoid drink driving and have a plan to get home safely. There will be extra patrols on at key times in response to the pubs reopening.

Chief Superintendent, Chris Davison (37690573)
Chief Superintendent, Chris Davison (37690573)

Chief Superintendent, Chris Davison said: “We continue to work with the night-time economy to make sure safety is paramount.

"If you are heading out, it’s vital that you respect and follow the measures in place to protect you and that you remain in a fit state to remember and understand what they are.

"Take it steady and know your limits. Plan where you are going and how you will get home and look out for yourself and others.

“Please be considerate to staff and keep in mind that they have a requirement to have plans in place to keep you safe. The majority of people will be sensible and have an enjoyable night.

"Don’t ruin it with anti-social and criminal behaviour or you will be swapping one lockdown for another.

“We want people to enjoy a long awaited visit to the pub in a safe and peaceful way. Anyone choosing an alternative path of anti-social behaviour or violence will be dealt with robustly.

"We have plans in place and additional resources working over the weekend.”

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