Greater Manchester's five tips for a proper good night out.
These tips will help you to spot anything dodgy and make sure your night out remains a good one.
1. Out together. Home together. Plan your journey
- Plan your route home in advance. Check the last train, tram or bus time in good time.
- Check in with your friends. Make sure you all get home safe and look after one another.
- Take a taxi you can trust – use black cabs and those booked through operators.
- Travelling on Metrolink? Watch where you step when using tram crossings.
2. Don’t be a creep! Call out inappropriate behaviour
- Put yourself in their shoes. They don’t want you to tell them they’re fit. If someone tells you they’re not interested, they’re not playing hard to get. And remember, everyone’s allowed to change their mind.
- Call out your friends that are not acting OK.
3. Watch out for open water
- Take a safe route away from water – one drunken slip could end your life.
- If you spot someone in the water, call 999 and ask for the fire service. Do not enter the water but do shout for help.
4. Be smart with phones and bags
- Thieves can grab a phone in seconds. Don’t leave your phone or bag unattended, out of your sight, or on a table. Close your bag and don’t leave a phone on show in your back pocket.
5. Take it easy! The best nights are the ones you can remember
- Pace yourself. The best nights are the ones you can remember.
- Never accept a drink that you have not seen prepared and don’t leave your drinks unattended.
- If you suspect that you have been spiked, seek medical advice straight away and report it to the police as soon as you can. Reports will always be taken seriously.