War on Booze: 670 arrested in Manchester raids

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War on Booze: 670 arrested in Manchester raids

[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/8213564.stm][... held over alcohol crimes[/color][/url]

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A total of 529 people have been arrested in Greater Manchester in a major police operation targeting alcohol-related violent crime. [NOTE: Another 140 were arrested today.]

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said about 3,000 officers and police staff are involved in Operation Admiral.

Police arrested 447 people on Friday, on top of a further 82 who have been held over the past few days. [...]

Officers are also visiting pubs, bars and clubs to make sure they are keeping to licensing agreements.

The raids have been co-ordinated with the CPS and courts, the force said, as some of those arrested were already wanted on warrants.

The crackdown is in response to a survey by the government revealing that one in three people in north-west England perceive drunk or rowdy behaviour as a big or fairly big problem, the force said.

 

Snert Snert's picture

Sounds more like a War on Drunken Criminal Assholes than a war on booze.

Tommy_Paine

 

If the violence is bad now, wait until they sober up and realize they're in Manchester.

Slumberjack

They'll need a fleet of double decker buses to accommodate the overflow if they start patrolling around soccer stadiums.

Unionist

Something told me I should have opened this in babble banter...

 

Fidel

Slumberjack wrote:

They'll need a fleet of double decker buses to accommodate the overflow if they start patrolling around soccer stadiums.

Theyve since figured out that more bobbies on the scene tends to provoke them even moreso, like a matador's red cape presentation to the bull. Anyway, it's not my local. I think I'd tend to wanna go to the working mens club anyway. Theyve got some nice ones at the common near where me ma grew up in Yorkshire.

Unionist

Congrats, Tommy, you made the [url=http://rabble.ca/comment/1052598/After-I-reported]Hall of Fame[/url]. Slumberjack was a close second.

 

Tommy_Paine

I had an unfair advantage.

 

I've been to Manchester.

Slumberjack

But, but, I've been to a soccer stadium...Cry

Fidel

I've been to see footie in Sheffield and motorcycle races at Donington.  What do I win?

Unionist

I believe all 3 of you were among the 670.

 

Unionist

More news from the front:

[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/8525873.stm]Police arrest 395 in Greater Manchester alcohol blitz[/url]

Sven Sven's picture

This is just a precursor to, and largely indistinguishable from, the coming "War on Trans Fats and Processed Foods"...

N.R.KISSED

Not to be confused with the highly successful libertarian assault on reason

Sven Sven's picture

N.R.KISSED wrote:

Not to be confused with the highly successful libertarian assault on reason

Actually, I take a very reasonable -- and consistent -- position: Let people be free to eat, drink, smoke, and shoot whatever they want into their bodies, whether it's sugar, pot, trans fats, alcohol, meth, tobacco, or whatever else people want to put into their bodies.

How is that position an "assault on reason"?