Alcohol seized during Honiton Carnival

Police confiscate a quantity of alcohol from teens.

Police in Honiton were kept busy on carnival night after seizing a quantity of alcohol from young people in the town.

However, the carnival procession ran smoothly and there were no incidents of disorder or damage reported after the carnival a police spokesman has revealed.

He said: “The Carnival procession passed without any major problems and when the evening was over we had encountered only one arrest. “This was a young male who was arrested to prevent a breach of the peace.”

He was later released without charge and placed in the care of an adult.

The spokesman added: “Having said that it was not a quiet evening for the local police as we were kept busy with the seizure of alcohol from youths.

“It was disappointing to see so many young people out for a good time at the carnival in possession of alcohol.

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“The concern this raises is that young people do not handle drink in the same way as adults and often have a tendency to drink to excess and place themselves at risk.”

Anyone who has concerns about their child misusing alcohol is urged to call youth intervention officer PC Hayley Taylor at Honiton Police Station by calling 101.