Kevin Farmer

Police won't tolerate violence over festive season

THE Queensland Police Service has warned it will not tolerate any violence over the festive season.

Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey said today police officers would be out in force over the weekend, including in regional areas, in a blitz on alcohol-fuelled violence and anti-social behaviour.

"The assault of any person is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated by police," he said.

"Over the coming weekend police across the state will be out in force specifically targeting alcohol related violence and crime during Operation Unite.

"People need to take responsibility for their own actions to help ensure their night does not end in tragedy."

The operation will be conducted simultaneously across Australia and New Zealand.

Last year, 441 people were arrested across Queensland with 573 charges, including assaults, police assault, possessing dangerous drugs and burglary.


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