Tiny drop in New Year's Eve calls for paramedics in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire
Ambulance crews across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire dealt with more than 350 New Year's Eve call-outs - marginally fewer than 12 months ago.
Paramedics answered an average of five 999 calls every minute, between midnight and 5am on New Year's Day.
In Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent there were 146 calls between 8pm and midnight on New Year's Eve, compared to 113 in 2011. There were 213 calls in the first five hours of 2013, compared to 248 over the same period last year.
Crews spent most of the night dealing with fights, assaults and falls caused by drunken party-goers.
However the West Midlands Ambulance Service, which also covers Birmingham, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Coventry, reported no "incidents of note" in the Staffordshire area.