A councillor is due to appear in court charged with failure to provide a specimen for analysis after he was arrested last night (Monday).

A Torridge district councillor was arrested following an incident in Bideford last night (Monday).

Peter Le Maistre, 72, of Northam, was charged with failure to provide a specimen for analysis.

He is due before North Devon Magistrates' Court on December 1.

Mr Le Maistre was arrested at around 8.30pm, after leaving Torridge District Council's full council meeting in Bideford Town Hall yesterday.