Youths escape punishment after police catch them on Honiton school's roof

PUBLISHED: 13:33 06 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:55 06 April 2018

Youths were caught on Honiton Community College's roof yesterday (Thursday). Image: Google Maps

Youths were caught on Honiton Community College's roof yesterday (Thursday). Image: Google Maps

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Police rushed to a Honiton school yesterday after youths were spotted on its roof.

The teenagers were seen walking on the rooftops of Honiton Community College, which is currently closed for the Easter break.

Officers arrived at the school, in School Lane, at around 1.45pm yesterday (Thursday) and apprehended the youths involved.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “The youths were taken home and words of advice were given.”

The high-risk activity is known as parkour or freerunning.

The incident comes a month after four teenagers were spotted walking on top of Honiton Library’s roof.

At the time, the library’s supervisor Linda Isaacson branded their stunt as ‘stupid’ after they caused damage to masonry when climbing down the side of a nearby building.

Honiton PCSO Darren England says anyone who causes damage while on a roof could be punished for causing criminal damage and also progressed through the anti-social behaviour process.

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