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Christmas drunks keep Swedish police busy

Dec. 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM

JONKOPING, Sweden, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Police in Sweden said fights and other drunken behavior kept them busy during the night of Christmas.

Jonkoping police said they investigated 15 assault cases and 50 cases of public drunkenness Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, while Skane police said 27 assaults were reported and 19 people were detained for public drunkenness, The Local.se reported Wednesday.

"It's the same old Christmas mess every year, with so many people going out," Jonkoping police spokesman Jan Lagerqvist told the TT news agency.

Skane police spokesman Jimmy Modin said there were fewer incidents reported this year than last year.

"But there's still been quite a bit of drunkenness and mess. Just like a regular pay day," he said.

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