Close police watch on Bridport

BRIDPORT continues to be marked as a place of police interest for New Year's Eve revelry.

Up to 16 police were sent to the seaside town last year to patrol the popular campsites along Bridport's coast and keep antisocial behaviour to a minimum.

The destination is a known New Year party haven for drunken  underage youths.

  Police Inspector Darren Hopkins said the force would be ramping up its New Year  efforts in both Launceston and Bridport.

He said Bridport was a traditional place for partygoers, as was Binalong Bay on the East Coast.

``We will be clamping down on antisocial behaviours, alcohol being consumed in public streets, disorderly behaviours - anything that might upset anyone else having a good time,'' Inspector Hopkins said.

He recommended that the community show a slight tolerance to festivities.

``There is a bit more discretion on New Year's Eve,'' Inspector Hopkins said.

``We have a lot of complaints . . . we ask members of the public to appreciate that it is a festive season.''

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