Police Scotland would like to remind the members of the public in Aberdeen and Moray to take responsibility for their actions while out socialising this weekend.
While you are our enjoying yourself, simple steps can be taken to help prevent you either becoming involved in crime or becoming a victim of crime. This includes drinking in moderation and within your limits.
Superintendent Kate Stephen said: “Alcohol features all too regularly in reported violence and anti-social behaviour and I’d like to remind people that drinking too much can put you put you at risk and lead you to becoming involved in situations that you would avoid if sober. Becoming involved in a criminal offence or being a victim of crime can have serious and long-lasting consequences.
“We want to remind people to socialise safely but don’t drink to excess or beyond your limits. It is also vital to take simple steps like never leaving your bags unattended, even for a short period, and to not leave your phone or other belongings on tables in pubs and restaurants. Look out for your friends and make sure everyone has a safe method of getting home at the end of the night.
“We are very fortunate that the North East has plenty of thriving towns and villages, with the vast majority of people looking to enjoy what is on offer in a safe and sensible manner. However, if the line is crossed and a crime is committed, we will do everything possible to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.”