Bingers fall foul of police
LONDON: It is one of the most disgusting aspects of Binge Britain – the foul mess left by drunken revellers that blights too many city centres.
But one police force has adopted a zerotolerance approach to the problem by making revellers clean up after themselves.
Patrols in Newcastle are stopping those fouling the streets and ordering them to clean the pavement with a disinfectant spray.
One offender was ordered to pay a penalty or clean up using the spray after she was caught urinating in the street.
Police are targeting those who have been seen urinating, being sick or littering.
Operation Jersey, as it was named, was carried out in response to concerns about late-night disorder. Five people were fined for littering, with 12 hit with fixed penalty notices for urinating in public.
The scheme could be expanded across the city every week if it is deemed a success.