POLICE have launched a spoof website that shows how spending a night in prison is a truly unforgettable experience that can have far reaching negative repercussions on your life.
Logging onto drunkendisorderlyinn.com takes visitors to a hotel-chain style website that features tongue-in-cheek videos, photographs and information on what it is like to be arrested, booked into custody and spend a night in a prison cell.
The website is Greater Manchester Police’s latest tactic to raise awareness of the consequences of alcohol fuelled anti-social behaviour and violence.
Sections cover how ‘guests’ are transported in ‘blue-light limousines’, how their details are inputted on the police national database and all their possessions taken off them for safekeeping from ‘ the burglars, robbers and thieves that frequent our premises’.
Other sections cover the ‘nouveau stark décor theme’, compact rooms that are fitted with extra stout doors, locks and state-of-the-art CCTV and frills-free hygiene and exercise facilities.
The website has been produced in-house by the Force and features response and custody officers.
Greater Manchester Police Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan said: “Excessive drinking can however lead to a selfish binge-drinking minority getting involved in drunken violence and anti-social behaviour such as swearing, shouting and criminal damage. They can be assured that we will be watching out for them and will have no hesitation in putting them up for the night.
“Please visit this website before you go out and share it with your friends. Although it is tongue-in-cheek it does carry serious messages highlighting the cold, stark experience of being taken into custody and how it can damage your reputation, relationships and work prospects.”
Police are offering the following advice to people who may be planning a night out over Christmas:
Pace your drinks
Stay with friends
Plan how you intend to get home safely
Take a taxi you can trust
Don’t ruin it for others.
To report crime call police on 0161 872 5050 or for more information visit www.gmp.police.uk. You can also call anonymously with information about crime to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity who will not want your name, just your information.
Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.