'Black Friday' . . . follow Friday before Christmas live updates from Avon and Somerset Police
It’s been dubbed “Black Friday” – the Friday before Christmas when thousands of revellers head out onto the town.
Tonight will be one of the busiest nights of the year for the emergency services with Christmas parties in full swing.
The night begins full of laughter and cheer but doesn’t always end that way for some people.
Tonight police will be providing a live online news feed with photos to give a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to keep the party-goers safe over the Christmas period.
You can view the force's Twitter feed below between 6pm and midnight and follow the action as police officers hit the streets to arrest criminals and keep people safe.
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The live news stream is part of Avon and Somerset Police’s “Have The Christmas You Deserve” campaign and is designed to give people an insight into what police officers are doing and highlights the issues they encounter to help protect people from becoming victims.
Chief Superintendent Jon Stratford said: "As well as enforcing the law and protecting the public, part of our job is to let people know what we're doing to keep them safe and tackle any issues where they live. The live news stream on Friday will let people get a behind-the-scenes look at how we police the streets during one of the busiest nights of the year.
"Police staff will be out and about with officers to provide updates on their activities and we hope people will visit our website on Friday night to join in the conversation and have a look at what we are dealing with on what's expected to be one of the busiest nights of the year.
Avon and Somerset Police have also released a YouTube video called “Don't have a Nightmare this Christmas”.
The two minute video encourages people to drink responsibility and warns them about the possible consequences of getting out of control at their Christmas party.
If you want to follow the live news feed or get advice and information on how to keep yourself safe this Christmas visit the police website.
The live updates can also be followed via twitter @aspolice using the following hash tag #xmasudeserve.