One Punch Can Kill
It's a hard hitting message St.Helens Council and its
Community Safety Partners run to highlight the link between
too much alcohol and potentially lethal consequences.
Police officers work closely with council CCTV operators to
ensure residents stay safe.
St.Helens Council's cabinet member for community safety,
councillor Lisa Preston said:
"Everyone enjoys a night out and no one wants to ruin the
fun. But the actions of a small minority can ruin festivities for
everyone. We want people to enjoy themselves while out in the town
It's important to remember that alcohol affects us all in
different ways and just one too many can turn a great night out
into a tragedy."
Make it a night to remember for the right reasons! Here are
some tips to keep you safe:
- Don't drink on an empty stomach
- Stay in control: The Chief Medical Officer recommends 2-3
units a day for men and women*
- Think about alternating alcoholic drinks with soft drinks
- Stay hydrated: drink water before you go out, and during the
- Don't leave your drinks unattended
- Avoid trouble: alcohol can reduce your ability to think
straight and affect the way you process information. Don't be drawn
into arguments or problems, walk away!
- Plan your night: tell someone where you are going and what time
you expect to be back. Book a taxi before you go out and take the
taxi firm's details
*a pint of lower-strength lager, beer or cider (ABV 3.6%) is
a single shot (25ml) of spirits (ABV 40%) is 1
a standard glass (175ml) of red, white or rose wine (ABV
12%) is 2 units