Caught on CCTV: Man accused of urinating on Boston’s Christmas tree

A CCTV still of the man wanted in connection with the offence of urinating on Boston's Christmas tree
A CCTV still of the man wanted in connection with the offence of urinating on Boston's Christmas tree

The identity of a man alleged to have urinated on Boston’s Christmas tree is being sought by the borough council.

CCTV images show the suspect weeing on the tree by the Herbert Ingram Memorial at 9.54pm on November 30 - three days after the town’s Christmas lights were switched on.

Now Boston Borough Council wants your help in order to bring the offender to book.

Each month the council asks for help in identifying people who its environmental crime enforcement officers want to speak with in connection with offences in the town.

All information received will be confidential and the identities of those who pass on information will never be revealed.

Those caught by the authority’s 68 CCTV cameras deliberately dropping litter, urinating or defecating in public will be pursued and issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice or be taken to court.

The campaign will also extend to cover those who do not clean up after their dogs. Litter also includes cigarette ends thrown to the ground.

After January 31 this legislation will also apply to spitting.

If you can help identify the man you can call 01205 314200 and ask for the environmental enforcement team, write to: Name and Shame, Environmental Enforcement Team, Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, PE21 8QR; or email communicationsunit@boston.gov.uk