Police release CCTV images to shame culprits using Hitchin alleyway as a toilet

Do you know these lads including one with a blond shock of hair who used West Alley as a toilet?

Do you know these lads including one with a blond shock of hair who used West Alley as a toilet? - Credit: Archant

Despite police warnings not to use a Hitchin town centre alleyway as a public urinal many are still not taking heed of the advice – and are set to be shamed by new CCTV images published today.

A man walks away after using West Alley as his personal toilet

A man walks away after using West Alley as his personal toilet - Credit: Archant

West Alley, an alleyway just off Market Place, has seen a number of people using the area to go to the toilet – with culprits caught on CCTV.

North Herts community safety sergeant Richard Wilmot said: “In July we warned if people continued to use the area as a toilet or to commit other forms of anti-social behaviour we would start to release CCTV images of those suspected to be involved to publications such as the Comet, and on social media in the hope the public can help us to identify them.

A man laughs after using West Alley as a toilet

A man laughs after using West Alley as a toilet - Credit: Archant

“West Alley is near to a residential area with those living there having to suffer people using the area to go to the toilet.

“Generally Hitchin does not have a problem with anti-social behaviour, but as this residential area is quite secluded yet in the town centre it can attract people causing a nuisance, often fuelled by alcohol, particularly at the weekends when the pubs and clubs are at their busiest.”

These lads find it funny to use West Alley as a toilet

These lads find it funny to use West Alley as a toilet - Credit: Archant


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If you have any information on the people shown in the images please call 101.

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