Disgust at vandalism and drinking hotspot

A local resident has condemned vandalism and drinking on a Lincoln street, saying it’s often graffitied and littered with broken glass.

A section of the Pelham Bridge stairs in Lincoln was found in pieces this morning.

The stairway by Portland Street and Charles Street is badly damaged with graffiti on the stairs, piles of rubble from the brickwork, broken glass and burnt clothing.

Local resident Benjamin Jarvis said he was disheartened at the state the bridge.

A pile of rubble from the smashed stairs at Pelham Bridge. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Benjamin told The Lincolnite: “As a local I am disgusted to see how badly abused this area is, it is already a hotspot for drinking, smoking and public waste disposal and seeing the bridge in such a state is disheartening.

“I know this has been reported to highways as I contacted them myself but I do feel may be in the public interest as many people are trying to revive the Sincil Bank area and this is just another example of how some people in and around the area don’t care and spoil it for everyone else.”

Broken glass on the stairs at Pelham Bridge. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

The mess at the bottom of the stairs at Pelham Bridge. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Clothes left on the stairs at Pelham Bridge. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Graffiti on the stairs at Pelham Bridge. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

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