Skip to comments.Christmas carnage kicks off across Britain as drunken revellers stretch emergency services
Posted on 12/16/2012 11:20:04 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
A young woman dressed in next to nothing lies prostrate on a soaking pavement, one of thousands of binge-drinking revellers who caused chaos on Britain's streets on 'Black Friday'.
With just nine days until Christmas, hordes of party-goers ignored the driving rain and freezing conditions to pack out pubs, bars and clubs on festive parties, and many were so drunk they could barely stand.
In scenes of carnage repeated across the country, women stumbled in the middle of the road and yobs fought in and outside bars, while some thugs hurled rubbish at each other.
To prepare for what is traditionally one of the biggest weekends of the year, police and paramedics set up army-style field hospitals to treat the wounded and intoxicated.
In London, a centre for drunks in Soho was set up at a cost of £500,000. All beds were taken by 11.30pm on Friday.
Paramedics in the major cities were stretched to the limit, with Newcastle's ambulance service taking up to 1,200 calls on Friday alone.
In Cardiff, emergency nurse Wayne Parsons, 44, treated scores of people at a special mobile triage unit, some of whom had injured themselves by simply falling over blind drunk.
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Have you seen the results of the British dental profession, or lack of?
But I digress, alcohol turns everyone into a supermodel..It's the great equalizer.
Nonsense, this has always been the way. There has been no “sinking”
In Eastern Europe Saint Johns Day, Ivan Kapula, the popular sport was the same.
I have had several ancestors who drew the short straw before their wedding day.
I may be out of touch, but I don’t think America has this problem to the same extent, with the occasional exception of Spring Break and such. It seems to be a routine thing in UK.
Bad teeth is usally a sign of bad nutrition.