Nearly 4,000 crimes involving food and drink theft have been recorded in Dundee over the last five years.
Figures released through Freedom of Information legislation revealed that there were 3,979 unique cases of stolen food and drink between April 2009 and April 2014 in the city.
An incredible 958 — or almost a quarter — of the crimes involved alcohol being stolen.
The next most common items nicked were meat and confectionery, with 869 and 389 crimes respectively.
POLICE in Devon and Cornwall were called to tackle violence at SIXTEEN weddings and wakes last year after fighting broke out between guests.
They were called to wakes and weddings in Newton Abbot, Totnes and South Brent among other places.
The most serious incident in Devon and Cornwall happened in Exeter where one person was charged with “wounding with intent” after a fight at a wake.
At another funeral in Barnstaple, two people were arrested and one charged with “assault occasioning actual bodily harm”.
Arrests were also made at a wake in Newton Abbot and a wedding in Totnes although no charges were brought.
A Conservative club and two supermarkets were among 1,000 premises served with noise orders telling them to keep it down.
Little Lever Conservative Club, where regulars go for a game of bowls or bingo, was served a noise abatement notice by Bolton Council last year.
The club, which prides itself on its “fabulous bowling green” and “regular bingo nights”, landed itself in trouble last year for being too loud.
Meanwhile, Manchester council issued an order to Sainsbury’s supermarket, on Whitworth Street, and Salford council issued another to Morrisons, on Trafford Road, after neighbours complained about the noise.
Nearly 1,000 noise abatement notices have been served by Greater Manchester’s councils over the last three years.