A TOP policeman has spelled out why police plan to crack down on drink-related violence.
West Yorkshire's Deputy Chief Constable Philip Brear will head the force's eight-week crackdown.
He is committed to working with West Yorkshire Trading Standards, pubs and retailers in a targeted programme of enforcement.
It will aim to prevent sales to people under- age and those who are drunk and to prevent serving beyond licensed hours.
But Mr Brear insisted: "It isn't about stopping people having a good time - just the opposite.
"We want to make sure that people out for an enjoyable night don't have it spoiled by others.
"This campaign builds on the work we have been doing for some time with our partners to make city and town centres better places to live, work and socialise."
Throughout West Yorkshire, police will be making their presence felt on the streets on weekend nights.
Particular pubs and clubs, especially those selling alcohol to people who are under age, will be the focus of the initiative.