Monday, June 11, 2012
HOLIDAYMAKERS reported young people enjoying themselves on Sidmouth seafront to police – for being so well behaved.
Sergeant Andy Turner said visitors had stopped him while he was on patrol to commend teens enjoying recent warm weather by gathering near the beach.
The praise came after officers intercepted information another mass party was being planned at Connaught Gardens – where thousands of pounds of damage was inflicted on two recent occasions.
“We were informed by various different sources a party was going to be arranged,” said Sgt Turner.
“Officers were tasked to patrol Sidmouth as a result. They did locate several large groups of youths having barbecues on the seafront.
“I would like to praise those groups for their good behaviour. Holidaymakers told me how nice it was to see young people having a good time and behaving themselves so well.
“This reinforces the message that the vast majority of young people in Sidmouth are well behaved.”