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Wisbech business is fed up with their car park being used as a toilet




A business owner is to meet with police to discuss what action can be taken to deal with people urinating and defecating in her shop’s car park.

One of those who have been using the car park as a toilet with his face blacked out. (5467731)
One of those who have been using the car park as a toilet with his face blacked out. (5467731)

Vicki Richardson who runs the family’s Bed Centre business in Wisbech with her sister Kelly Tinsley, said they were reluctant to raise the issue because they did not want to "bad mouth"the town.

But she said they are becoming increasingly frustrated by the number of people using the Bed Centre's car park as a public toilet.

Human excrement in the Bed Centre's car park. (5467715)
Human excrement in the Bed Centre's car park. (5467715)

Vicki said: "It is absolutely disgusting, they have absolutely no shame. We have CCTV and we can see everything. They come into our car park and relieve themselves, they are quite happy to bob down and do a poo - who thinks that is acceptable?

"We are then left with the mess to clear up. We have had on incident recently where the person smeared it all over our shutters. We just did not know what to do and quite frankly we have been hoping for rain. We should not have to clear up this disgusting mess.

Human excrement smeared up the Bed Centre's shutters. (5467717)
Human excrement smeared up the Bed Centre's shutters. (5467717)

"We have contacted the council but because it is a private car park they have said they can't do anything and it is up to us to clean up. We don't want to close our car park because our customers like to use it.

"The police have been informed and I am due to have a meeting with the local inspector this weekend to discuss what can be done. We have all the evidence on CCTV, we like to point that out to the people who are doing this. If I spot them I will go out and shout at them to go away and point at the cameras.

"We are going to put signs up pointing out they are being caught on film, but I'm not sure that will stop them. There are plenty of places they can go to use a proper toilet, so why they feel the need to use our car park I don't know.

"I know other businesses including Beales have had similar problems near the alley at the back of their store, and I know there have been problems in other parts of town.

"We didn't want to make too much fuss because we did not want to put people off coming into town. We grew up here, our family has had a business in the town for over 40 years and we love Wisbech. But this is now getting to the point that we just don't know what to do for the best.

"I think we need more police or PCSOs on patrol, or maybe a security guard walking around the town and dealing with this sort of anti-social behaviour."



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