Drunken revellers in Consett told to leave town centre

Police in a County Durham town are stepping up patrols to deal with drunken and anti-social behaviour.

Those causing trouble in Consett will be issued with a "notice to quit", ordering them to leave the town centre or face being arrested.

As well as being arrested, those causing disturbances or criminal damage could land an £80 fixed penalty fine.

Durham Police said the town was a trouble "hotspot" in the summer and wanted to tackle the problem.

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