TEENAGERS were arrested on suspicion of assaulting police, carrying weapons and possession of drugs at an annual event.

An estimated 25,000 people flocked to Lewes for its famous Bonfire Night Event.

And police made nine arrests throughout the night.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Whilst Lewes Bonfire Night is a long-standing tradition, it can be dangerous and unsuitable for some people, especially children.”

He continued: “A 16-year-old boy from Uckfield was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in public, and three counts of assault on police.

“He was taken to hospital as a precaution.

“A 16-year-old boy from Eastbourne was arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class B drug (cannabis) and possessing an offensive weapon (a Stanley knife) in public.

“A 19-year-old woman from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of assault of an emergency worker and obstructing arrest, and was given a community resolution.”

Other arrests were made for offences including assault, possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and being drunk and disorderly in public.

A spokesman said: “George Fyffe, 63, unemployed, of Baxter Road, Lewes, was arrested on suspicion of assault and being drunk and disorderly in public.

“He has since been charged to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 5 December.

“ A 33-year-old man from Lewes was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in public.

“A 53-year-old man from Tunbridge Wells was arrested on suspicion of common assault.

“A 29-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of affray.

“A 25-year-old man from Seaford was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.”

Sussex Police, British Transport Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service 9SECAMB)East Sussex Highways, East Sussex County Council, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Lewes District Council and Southern Rail joined forces to prepare for the event.

They formed a multi-agency group which “worked closely with bonfire societies and the local community over the past 12 months in preparation for the annual celebrations”.

This included enforcing road, rail and parking restrictions.

A spokesman for SECAMB said that, as of 1am today, the service had treated 55 people for injuries at the bonfire night event.

He said the “vast majority of which were relatively minor”.

A spokesman for the multi-agency group said: “We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable evening. Thank you and goodnight.”