Police put Rocky’s revellers on notice after violent weekend

POLICE are warning Rockhampton partygoers to behave as they step up their presence in the lead-up to Christmas and New Year's.

This follows a weekend crackdown on alcohol-related violence in Capricornia's licensed venues as part of Operation Lima Successful.

The operation led to the arrest of 63 people on 83 charges.

Research shows young men between the ages of 15 and 25 are most likely to be assault victims and offenders in Queensland.

Acting Detective Inspector Ben Carroll said the district operation was designed to reinforce the national Operation Unite, which occurs from November to December each year.

"It's important that police reinforce with the community that alcohol-related problems cannot be tolerated," he said.

"We know this time of year it gets a lot busier in the CBD area…we've allocated more police presence in those areas."

Police are hoping the increased presence will help people make better judgement calls and prevent split-second decisions which could ruin lives.

Operation Lima Successful stretched across the Capricornia district, from Yeppoon to Springsure and Agnes Water.

Police said alcohol-fuelled violence can lead to death, imprisonment and emotional trauma for anyone involved, as well as the possibility of a permanent criminal record affecting future employment and overseas travel.



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