Clean up your act! Police on the look out for platform piddlers.
Shameless train passengers in North Wales are being urged to clean up their act or face the consequences, as part of a British Transport Police crackdown on anti-social behaviour.
British Transport Police officers would like to speak to this man.
Officers will be out on patrol across the North Wales coast rail network looking to ‘flush out’ passengers who who urinate and defecate at stations, and engage in other forms of anti-social behaviour.
Commuters using our regions stations often have to endure the pungent urine and stale alcohol stench wafting around the waiting areas, spare a thought for the staff who have to clean the disgusting mess up.
Sergeant Tony Stamp, from British Transport Police;
“In recent months we have seen an increase in incidents of anti-social behaviour, particularly people urinating and defecating on station premises.
This is very much about standards of behaviour, often influenced by alcohol consumption. While this is low level criminality and in the ideal world, not something we should have to focus on, we recognise the wider implications, the views of, and the impact on, people affected by this type of incident.”
While the railway network in North Wales is a low crime environment, your eight times less likely to be a victim of crime on the regions railways, anti-social behaviour, particularly people urinating and defecating on station premises appears to be on the rise.
Over the past 12 months British Transport Police have dealt with 55 individuals for public disorder offences at stations and on trains across the North Wales coast, which have resulted in those people receiving criminal records.
Sergeant Stamp added:
“Anti-social behaviour in any form has a massive impact on those who travel and work on the railway. It can often be the precursor to other crimes and makes people feel uncomfortable and unsafe in what is otherwise a very safe environment.”
Can you identify the man in the photograph? seen here at Prestatyn station – Do you know his current whereabouts?
Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting background referenceWSUB/B6 of 21/07/2014. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.