CCTV catches pair ‘in the act’ urinating up a wall

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Two men who urinated in public by the borough council’s offices were caught on the authority’s new CCTV, apprehended by police and fined.

Boston Borough Council’s CCTV operator spotted the pair drinking from a can before urinating up against a wall behind the Municipal Buildings in West Street.

He alerted the police who arrived on scene to apprehend the pair, issuing them with £75 fixed penalty fines.

The council upgraded its CCTV suite to a system which produces higher-quality images in June.

Coun Stephen Woodliffe, portfolio holder for community safety said: “This shows how good the CCTV system is now, and is a warning to others who may be tempted to commit such an anti-social act.”

The action follows recent calls from borough councillors for the £229,000 state-of the-art CCTV system to be used to combat those who litter, spit and urinate.

The CCTV cameras also caught two boys in the act of vandalising a bus shelter at Boston Bus Station.

The teenagers were apprehended at the scene after spraying graffiti tags onto the bus shelter.

Coun Woodliffe added: “The bus station is not off-limits so far as our CCTV cameras are concerned. We can clearly view the entire area, including activities inside the shelters.”

PCSO Marie Williams said: “By using a Restorative Justice resolution to deal with the graffiti damage to the bus shelter, we have an opportunity to work with the youths responsible and to make them fully understand the impact of their actions.

“Such early interventions with young people can really reduce rates of reoffending and provide a valuable chance to steer them on the right path and prevent them entering the criminal system.”