Police tackle teenage drinking near Tesco Dungannon during busy night on the beat

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Youths drinking near Tesco and an incident in the town that required the help of tactical support officers kept police in Dungannon busy last night.

The news came as part of a 24-hour effort to keep people posted about the incidents the PSNI deals with daily through the Twitter hashtag #KeepingPeopleSafe.

In Dungannon they reported having to call in the tactical support group at around 2.12am - though there are no more details at this time.

And to deal with youths drinking near Tesco they enlisted the help of local outreach officers.

PSNI Dungannon said it also carried out vehicle check points and checked farm machinery on the move due to the threat of rural thefts on Friday night.

Over the course of the 24-hour exercise the PSNI as a whole received 1,579 calls for service, had 50 people in custody at 6am, looked for 38 missing people, dealt with several breaches of electronic tags and charged two men with drugs offences.

“Just received a 999 call, male singing “Hello, is it me you’re looking for”, not believed to be Lionel Ritchie. Hindering #KeepingPeopleSafe

Some calls were less serious than others.

“Just received a 999 call, male singing “Hello, is it me you’re looking for”, not believed to be Lionel Ritchie. Hindering #KeepingPeopleSafe,” the PSNI posted on Twitter.

Today (Saturday) the force revealed it is recruiting for a number of administrative positions to which it is inviting people in Dungannon to apply.