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Multi-agency operation in Bridgend - keeping revellers safe after Wales v Australia match

Officers will be carrying out a meet and greet service to those arriving into Bridgend town centre on Saturday night after Wales take on Australia in Cardiff.

Visitors will be given a warm welcome at the town’s railway station with a warning of no entry if already drunk and a reminder of the consequences of bad behaviour fuelled by alcohol.
Revellers also face being turned away from individual premises if deemed too drunk by licensed door staff. The town’s network of CCTV cameras are also in operation to keep a close eye of any potential trouble, enabling police to respond quickly.
Officers will be working with colleagues from the local authority, British Transport Police and Arriva Trains Wales to deliver the important message to reduce alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour
Community Safety Inspector Ralph Harris said:
“With Wales taking on Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, a lot of people will be returning from Cardiff to Bridgend to continue their night out.
Local taxi companies have been contacted to encourage them to pick up and drop off passengers at the railway station, enabling a safe environment for drivers and customers.
Portable toilets and extra waste bins are also being provided to help keep the streets clean.
Insp Harris added: “This early intervention is aimed at promoting a safe and enjoyable environment for the vast majority of people who want to come to Bridgend to have a good time.”

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