Bingers fall foul of po­lice

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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