Thousands of Southampton students enjoy party night


A heavily organised student night out in Southampton has proven a big success.

Thousands of scholars from the University of Southampton and Solent Southampton University hit the streets for Carnage Night, which saw them donning special T-shirts and making their way from pub to pub through the city centre, the Southern Daily Echo reports.

Police confirmed no arrests were made on the night, with no major incidents taking place.

Residents had earlier voiced concerns about the event, as previous years have seen examples of drunken behaviour – including one scholar urinating on a war memorial.

To make sure the celebrations went off without a hitch, organisers ensured security was increased, with 12 security guards on duty until 04:00 BST.

These included two people stationed at the Cenotaph in Watts Park and another keeping watch at the Titanic War Memorial to ensure the events of recent years were not repeated.

In addition, students deemed too drunk to carry on were spray painted with a black X on their shirts to prevent them being served at other bars.