PENZANCE police are encouraging people to keep safe and have a good time during the festive period.
Traditionally the number of incidents involving alcohol and violence, including assault, sexual offences and domestic abuse, increases at this time of year.
Inspector Jean Phillips said: "We want everyone to enjoy themselves when celebrating over Christmas and the new year but while most people drink responsibly, there is a small minority who do not.
"Alcohol can dramatically change someone's behaviour which can often result in them doing something they may not do when sober. We are asking people to think about the consequences of excessive drinking."