No major incidents reported on New Year Eve celebration

The men and women in blue had their hands full as the country celebrated the New Year.

The nation’s beaches are packed, as thousands flock to the ocean for the traditional New Year’s Day festivities. Picture: @SAPoliceService via Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police say no major incidents were reported on New Year's Eve but it appeals to the public to come forward with any cases that may have not been reported

New Year's Eve operations were conducted all across the province with road blocks, raids of several buildings in traditional hot spot areas such as Hillbrow, ensured numerous arrests.

In Sunnyside, more than 40 people were arrested for possession of drugs, drinking and driving and other offences.

The men and women in blue had their hands full as the country celebrated the New Year. Operations on the West Rand saw at least 12 arrests.

Police say these included seven people who were driving under the influence of liquor in Randfontein, two arrests in trading in liquor without a licence and confiscation of 43 litres of alcohol."

At the same time, the JMPD spokesperson Edna Mamonyane said officers made numerous arrests as they focused their efforts on Johannesburg's inner city.

"Three people were arrested for assault, one person arrested for rape, one for possession of live ammunition and one for drunk and driving. Two for stolen vehicle, one for possession of dagga."

Police have urged members of the community to report any incidents that might have occurred.