Regatta alcohol ban call
An outspoken businessman is calling for a regatta open-air booze ban after he claimed the huge celebrations left Dartmouth looking like a war scene from the film Gladiator.
Johnny Chick warned that Royal Avenue Gardens was turned into a mini rubbish dump as the regatta celebrations came to a violent end.
Police reported a series of fights and assaults as the event drew to a close on the Saturday night.
The town’s business forum is planning to question regatta organisers over possible changes in future.