Police are facing increasing incidents as Super Saturday plunged into drunken chaos through Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
Commissioner Gareth Morgan hit a “significant number” of revelers tonight who are pushing his officers to the limit.
It started after the reopening of the pubs for the first time since the blockade was eased.
And the staff cop of the Staffordshire police even compared the night to New Year’s Eve.
Morgan did not highlight where in particular problems occurred.
However, StokeonTrentLive has received reports of drunken behavior in downtown Stafford.
Similar problems with drinks have been reported across the country.
The images show a large number of people gathering with pints in hand, while the country emerged from the three-month “national hibernation”.
Huge queues have been seen all day outside pubs in other parts of the country, and bettors are reportedly waiting an hour to enter.
While many people kept their distance in the pictures, others seemed to ignore the government’s one-meter distance rules.
Writing on Twitter, Morgan said, “Drink and drunk calls have now increased significantly in the Staffordshire police area – it appears to be in New York.
“As always the majority is able to follow the rules, but a significant number cannot. For those who work this Saturday, it doesn’t seem so super …”