Police out in force with Leeds city centre Christmas revellers

Police will be out in force in Leeds city centre tomorrow during one of the busiest weekends of the year.

Extra high-visibility police patrols will be on the streets as a raft of schemes aimed at keeping revellers safe are launched for the festive period.

Street Marshals – registered doorstaff – will patrol alongside police officers to reduce incidents of violence and disorder.

Operation Northdale – West Yorkshire Police's award-winning campaign to reduce sexual offences – is heading for the city centre streets for the second successive week.

Volunteers from the Force, the NHS, Probation Service and other partners will be patrolling the city centre to meet and greet people with advice on how to stay safe on a night out.

Plain clothes officers will be on the look out for phone and purse thieves in city centre clubs and bars.

And Leeds City Council's CCTV van will be out and about in crime hotspots.

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