Have fun but be safe warn police

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Local police are urging people to stay safe as the festive season gets into full swing.

With people out celebrating both Christmas and New Year as well as shops expected to be busy, officers say it presents opportunities for criminal behaviour.

And Chief Inspector Gordon Milne, local area commander for the Angus area is encouraging sensible behaviour.

He said: “The build up to the festive season is traditionally a busy time for the Police and our colleagues in the other emergency services.

“Our aim is always to encourage people to be safe and to act sensibly whilst enjoying themselves.

“We will be on duty, along with the community wardens and street pastors with the purpose of keeping people safe and encouraging everyone to shop and party safe.”

“We do not want to spoil anyone’s enjoyment but we will do everything we can to stop violence, prevent crime, keep the roads safe and preserve order.”