We all want to have fun and enjoy the bustling nightlife in our region. Recent research however has shown that excessive drunkenness puts large burdens on health, police and other public services. For example, half of violent crimes in Liverpool city centre are alcohol fuelled which can lead to a trip to the emergency department or even a police cell. By supporting bars and clubs to refuse to serve people who are clearly drunk, we aim to make Cheshire and Merseyside a safer and more enjoyable place and to help everyone have a great night out.

This is why Cheshire and Merseyside Police are enforcing these laws to help keep the city and individuals as safe as they can. There will be extra patrols around Liverpool City Centre and Police will be issuing on the spot fines to those who do not comply with the law.