Workmen mistaken for aliens

Honiton councillor says green figures looked “like Martians in the War of the Worlds”.

From a distance, they looked like little green men - but were nothing of the sort when residents in Honiton took a closer look.

The residents, who live in the Littletown area, thought they had spotted aliens on their village green.

“They were digging into the green like Martians in the War of the Worlds,” said local councillor Mike Allen.

“But, actually, they were workmen from the council, strengthening the riverbed.”

And they weren’t green at all - just their jackets.

Councillor Allen added: “I hope the area recovers soon, because, right now, it is really muddy in that corner, as well as on the path to the southern-most gate.”