Cashpoint users ‘spend a penny’

16:23 28 November 2012


Police in Honiton have fined three people after they were caught on CCTV urinating in a bank foyer.

People ‘caught short’ in the High Street have been using a bank foyer – not just to withdraw money but to spend a penny.

Police in Honiton have issued a stark warning to the public following a number of “upsetting” incidents at Barclays’ cashpoint lobby.

Two men in their mid to late 20s and a woman in her early 20s have been issued with £80 penalty notices after being found urinating in the lobby.

The culprits – all from the local area – were identified after being caught on CCTV.

PCSO Darren England said: “We really want it to stop for health and safety reasons – and that it is upsetting for the staff, who have to clean it up, and the customers at the bank.

“If people get caught doing this they will be prosecuted.”

The three separate incidents have taken place in the early hours of the morning.

Barclays says it will continue to monitor the situation and report any further incidents to the police, who will deal with anyone caught acting in this manner.

Currently the public toilets in Lace Walk and King Street, which are run by East Devon District Council, close from 7pm.

A council spokesman said: “The Lace Walk and King Street toilets, along with many other toilet blocks across the district, close at 7pm in the winter months to reduce the threat of vandalism so that they are open during the daytime for people to use.

“For a trial period we are changing the automatic timer at King Street so these toilets will close at 10pm. Of course, anyone wishing to use the toilet later than 10pm will still have limited choice.

“But the council cannot control the behaviour of people who for whatever reason feel the need to answer the call of nature late in the evening.

“For those who may have been drinking in a local pub, the obvious answer is to use the facilities there before heading for home.”

Other News Stories


A donation of £500 has been made to Stockland Primary Academy’s new library by Honiton and District Lions Club.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:30

Honiton Senior Voice has launched a campaign to reverse the proposed hospital bed closures put forward by NHS NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Plans for Uplyme’s long-awaited new primary school have been given the go-ahead.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Music filled St Paul’s Church in Honiton as two choirs sang at a charity concert.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Herald readers are being asked to help track down the family of a woman who was remembered on a memorial seat.

Read more
Thu, 15:00

More than 100 people squeezed into Honiton’s Mackarness Hall to lead the fight on a consultation that is proposing to close the town’s inpatient beds.

Read more
Thu, 11:30

There’s just a few days to go to Exmouth Means Business – the one-day networking event, aimed at businesses from Exmouth, East Devon and Exeter.

Read more
Thu, 11:00

Honiton Community College recently held its annual celebration of achievement awards evening for years seven to nine.

Read more
Thu, 10:00

Honiton’s 24-hour-use defibrillator will be handed over to mayor Caroline Kolek this Saturday (October 22).

Read more
Thu, 07:00

Seaton Jurassic has been named runner-up in a prestigious national tourism award scheme.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications