Workers have called for CCTV in an underpass after complaints vagrants are using it as a toilet.Why? To sell the footage to those, ummm, ‘specialist’ sites?
Andrew Everett, 33, a credit controller working in Sheepen Place, Colchester, said: “I walk through the tunnel three times a week and it’s disgusting.Well, I hope they are careful where they put their feet…
“There are loads of school kids who walk that way too.”
He has called for CCTV to be installed.Just what should they do to prevent it happening? It’s not like they can stop it with CCTV – by the time they’ve seen someone on camera, it’ll be too late.
He said: “The council has had numerous complaints and cleans it occasionally, but does nothing to prevent it happening again.
“It is a public health hazard.”
A police spokesman said they were investigating the incidents.I suppose patrolling regularly would help, but then if they catch someone, what’s the punishment? A fine they can’t pay? Another public nuisance conviction to add to their collection?
Perhaps they should be allowed to rub their noses in it?