Staffordshire Police use Facebook and Twitter on party night

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Police in Staffordshire used Twitter and Facebook to report on their activities on one of the busiest party nights of the year.

The police began tweeting at 19:00 GMT on Friday night - the final post was at 02:46 GMT on Saturday.

Incidents included a man being arrested for possession of cocaine and a drunk singing Christmas songs in the cells.

Officers posted photographs on the police Facebook page, including ones of people being breathalysed.

The police also answered questions and responded to comments posted by the public.

One message posted said: "My partner is working in town tonight, nice to see what's happening and keep my mind at ease with it being Manic Xmas Friday."

Safer Nights Live is the second social media event the force has organised.

Earlier in the year, the police force ran a similar event to give the public an insight into what happened on a Friday night at a custody centre.

A replay of the night's postings can be seen on the force's Facebook profile and the force website.

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