NO significant alcohol-related incidents were reported at the weekend as pubs reopened in Herefordshire, police have said.

West Mercia Police said they would like to thank the public for their response to the latest easing of Government guidelines on July 4, which saw many licensed premises across Herefordshire and neighbouring counties open with restrictions after the coronavirus lockdown.

Assistant chief constable for local policing Rachel Jones said: “Over the weekend it was clear that the vast majority of licensees had gone to great lengths to ensure they could operate safely for both their customers and their staff and I’m pleased to say that the weekend passed without significant alcohol-related incident. It was great to see people enjoying themselves sensibly, following social distancing guidelines.

“We attended some minor disorder incidents across our force area but generally we were really pleased to see people respecting the restrictions that are still in place.

“I’d like to thank everyone for the support and understanding they have shown throughout this period and continue to show as we move into a new kind of normality.”