November 8, 2019 4.06 pm This story is over 51 months old

Why is this still happening? Steaming pile of faeces last straw for fed up businesses

Local businesses in the area are fed up with the problem

A notorious alleyway continues to be a hotspot for antisocial behaviour after a steaming pile of more human faeces was found on the pathway.

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As previously reported, Lincoln businesses down St Peters At Arches, just to the north of the junction of the High Street and Silver Street, have previously called for it to be gated off as they are sick of people using it to defecate, take drugs and even perform sexual acts.

Phillip Cross, owner at Lincoln Snooker Club, found more human faeces outside the premises during the morning of Friday, November 8 as the problem appears to be getting increasingly worse.

Businesses in the area want action to be taken.

Gross! The problem continues to plague the Lincoln passageway.

When The Lincolnite sent a reporter to the alleyway just before 12pm on Monday, November 4, a man decided that it was acceptable to start urinating, but quickly finished up when he saw cameras.

The pair acknowledge the camera multiple times.

Just last Friday an unashamed pair, apparently completely aware they were being filmed, performed a sex act in the same area.

Earlier that week on Monday, Lincoln Snooker Club shared footage of a person “casually doing their business on the drain”.

Lincolnshire Police previously said: “We received a call at 9.24am today (October 30), of a report that a person had defecated in front of Lincoln Snooker Club, St Peter At Arches, Lincoln. Anyone with information should call 101, quoting Incident 103 of 30 October.”

On Friday, police said there was no update in the investigation.

Phillip wants the alley closed during the night. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Phillip Cross told The Lincolnite that he has previously chased people away when he has caught them using the alleyway as a toilet.

He said: “Nothing will change until we can get the gates and we can control the access time to the alleyway. Nobody needs access down the alley way at night after closing.

“These people have places to go, they have accommodation, the reason they are not there is because they either do not want to go or they abuse the areas and rooms with drugs and anti-social behaviour, so we all pay and have to put up with them on the streets.”

St Peter At Arches has hit the headlines recently. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Francesca Bell, public protections and anti-social behaviour manager at the City of Lincoln Council, previously said: “We have received complaints of anti-social behaviour in this area of the city and are reviewing CCTV footage to identify the perpetrators.

“Once identified, we will take robust action against them and we encourage all businesses to report any further incidents to us immediately.

“We are also working with the police to deal with individuals whose behaviour could have a detrimental effect on other people’s quality of life. We want people to enjoy Lincoln and for it to remain a safe and welcoming place to be.”

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire County Council previously said: “If the city council applies to have gates installed, this is something that could be investigated.

“However, before introducing any changes, we would need to ensure that any nearby premises and utility companies would still have the necessary access, as it is currently a public right of way.”