Bank Holiday revellers hit the bars of Newcastle over the weekend resulting in scenes of drunken debauchery.
But amid the chaos of brawling men and amorous couples was the more unusual sight of women stopping to pose for selfies with armed police officers.
There was a heightened police presence in the city centre over the weekend following the Manchester terror attack.
For others it was a night of piggybacks and passion. In an act of chivalry, one man (pictured left) gave his female friend a lift. Meanwhile, another (pictured right) shared a tender moment in Newcastle city centre
This woman discovered that the course of true love never did run smooth after her smooch was blocked by a window pane
Amid the chaos of brawling men and amorous couples was the more unusual sight of women stopping to pose for selfies with armed police officers
Officers mingled with the drinkers as they patrolled the streets holding machine guns with many young revellers stopping to speak to them and ask for selfies.
Meanwhile drunken women bared their backsides in full view and police were forced to intervene as men brawled in the streets.
Blood poured from this reveller’s head after he was seemingly injured while on a night out
This man who was later arrested by police was tackled by what appeared to be a nightclub or bar security guard donning a walkie-talkie
The man’s shirt was pulled up as he was detained in handcuffs by a group of officers
Other fancy dress on show included a man dressed as Disney character Snow White, pictured left, and a youngster wearing a floral dressing gown, pictured right
The police are on a heightened state of alert following last week’s terror in Manchester
One man was supported by officers as blood poured from a wound on his head while some clearly exhausted girls lay or sat on the street with their friends.
An onlooker said: ‘There is usually a police presence in the Bigg Market on bank holiday weekends, but I have never seen armed officers before.
‘People treated the armed officers as a novelty, stopping to speak to them.
‘The police seemed happy to oblige when they were asked for pictures.’
This police officer looked delighted at the attention he got from two women who were on a night out
Meanwhile some revellers got into the swing of things by donning fancy dress – with this woman portraying a glitter-hatted cowboy
But some people needed nothing more than a rest after hours of debauchery. These two women kicked off their heels as they sat on the pavement
There was a heavy police presence on the streets but the officers were more than happy to indulge in a few selfies with revellers
But it wasn’t all fun and games – with this man being held by police
These two men had a Bank Holiday weekend play fight in the city centre
Even smurfs can’t help but enjoy a portion of chips to line the stomach before heading out for a boozy session
A helpful police officer was happy to point this fancy dress reveller in the right direction
The man wearing the floral dressing gown faced up to two stern-faced bouncers and appeared to be begging for entry using his hands