Urine-trouble: council’s latest Wall of Shame video appeal catches people peeing in public
Six men urinating in public are among a host of new faces caught on camera in the latest grime crime video on Barking and Dagenham Council’s Wall of Shame.
The unsavoury perpetrators were all caught relieving themselves at Westminster Gardens, in Barking, close to the A13, at the end of a residential street in broad daylight.
The film also features people caught dumping drawers and bin bags.
In recent weeks, a person who was featured on the Wall of Shame appeal videos has come forward and been given a £150 fine for fly-tipping.
“Urinating in public is gross, indecent behaviour, and it’s not acceptable to our residents. We are also sick and tired of people dumping rubbish on our street."
Councillor Margaret Mullane, Cabinet Member for Enforcement and Community Safety, said: “Urinating in public is gross, indecent behaviour, and it’s not acceptable to our residents. We are also sick and tired of people dumping rubbish on our street.
“We often get asked if the CCTV videos make any difference - every episode has led to at least one person being caught and fined.
“It’s reassuring to see that people caught committing grime crimes are being made to pay. In 2017/18, we recovered more than £230,000 in fines issued to enviro-criminals.
“We absolutely won’t tolerate this behaviour in Barking and Dagenham and neither will our residents who follow the rules. I urge residents to watch the latest episode and tell us confidentially if they recognise any person selfishly spoiling our borough.”
To confidentially report anyone in the videos, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8724 8898.