Cashpoint users ‘spend a penny’

16:23 28 November 2012

Archant

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

15:00

Lyme Bay Chorale’s Christmas Concert is to be dedicated to the late Sir Neville Marriner, the world famous conductor who lived locally.

Read more
11:00

Engraver Graham Short demonstrated his amazing work to members of Axminster Art Society.

Read more
07:00

Youngsters across the area raised money for Children in Need through a series of events recently.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Seaton Branch of the Royal British Legion’s poppy collections raised a massive £14,763.84 this year – up £2,500 on 2015.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Lyme’s two Town Mill galleries are currently featuring up-cycled vintage items as well as brand-new artwork to help people sort out their Christmas gift list.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Following the success of its Silent Auction in October, Musbury Church, is having a Christmas Craft Fayre in Musbury Village Hall on Saturday, December 3, from 10am to 1pm.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Seaton and District Hospital League of Friends received a generous £1,500 donation from friends in Beer.

Read more
Fri, 17:30

Honiton Round Table will be touring the town with its Santa Sleigh and raising money at the same time for good causes.

Read more
Fri, 17:00

Youngsters at Offwell Primary School were enthralled by a performance put on by a touring theatre group.

Read more
Fri, 15:00

Pupils at Littletown Primary Academy in Honiton have shown their support for this year’s Shoebox Appeal.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
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