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Serious assaults drop by 15%

SERIOUS assaults in the centre of Glasgow have fallen by 15%.

Incidents of knife-carrying and robbery also dropped in the past nine months, according to figures released by Police Scotland.

It comes as officers dealt with almost 400 incidents on their busiest weekends of the year as more than 100,000 party-goers descended into town.

Glasgow City Centre Area Commander Alan Porte said: "Many of the incidents were fuelled by people misusing alcohol.

"It is really heartening, however that we have, along with our partners, managed to keep levels of violence at an all time low."

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