A snapshot investigation by Sky Tyne and Wear reveals the levels of disorder being caused female binge-drinking in the North East.
As the region prepares for a long bank holiday weekend of busy pubs and clubs, our undercover reporters found women fighting in the street, vomiting outside bars and getting arrested during a night out in Newcastle city centre.
Our cameras also captured several men being arrested for assault and drunken behaviour.
More young women in Tyne and Wear have been in trouble with the law for being drunk and disorderly than anywhere else in the country.
In 2011, 238 women under the age of 21 were fined for public drunkenness by Northumbria Police.
The force’s Chief Superintendent Gary Calvert said: "We recognise that some people of both sexes do drink to excess and police officers are on patrol in our busier places at peak times to ensure public safety and enforce the law.
"While most of the thousands of people who come here have a good time there is a small percentage of people who do get involved in disorder and those are the ones we target, and will take positive action with."
After viewing our footage, Colin Shevills, head of North East-based health organisation Balance, said: "The sad thing is I’m not particularly surprised.
"It’s the type of scene you would see in any major city on any Friday or Saturday night."
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