December 3 2011, by Brett Gibbons, Birmingham Mail
IT’S been the centrepoint of Birmingham’s Christmas celebrations for a decade.
But the Frankfurt Christmas market has come under criticism from families over claims it was overcrowded and filled with lager louts.
West Midlands Police has also recorded a sharp increase in thefts at this year’s attraction with 20 offences reported during the first fortnight.
Last year, just 23 offences were recorded during the entire six-week run of the market, which is the biggest outside Germany or Austria with more than 200 stalls.
A stallholder at the craft market section of the attraction, who did not wish to be identified, said: “There seems to be a lot more alcohol on sale this year.
“It is more like a beer festival and this can be a turn-off for shoppers. Families have complained,” he added.
Other visitors complained of a lack of public conveniences for the amount of visitors.
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