More officers will be on patrol in King’s Lynn town centre this weekend. Picture: Ian Burt
Extra officers will be on patrol this weekend as nightclubs open for the first time in more than a year.

There will be extra officers on duty Saturday night, as full public order patrols return to King’s Lynn, Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

Superintendent Nathan Clark said: “Policing of the night-time economy can be a big draw on our resources and at a time when we’re experiencing increased demand, with more people visiting the county, this can be a real challenge.

“We’re expecting the nightlife to be very busy this weekend with, in the main, people wanting to have a good time and we’re all for that.

“However, experience shows us that too much alcohol can have unintended consequences. I’m sure most people who end up in a police cell don’t intend to end their night that way, which is why we’d ask people to have a good time but not to overdo it.

“The less we have to deal with issues in the night-time economy, the more we can prioritise the calls from people who need us most.”