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More re­ports of uri­nat­ing in peo­ple’s gar­dens ... name this fan

The Scarborough Evening News - - FRONT PAGE - By carl gav­aghan carl.gav­aghan@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @carl­gav­aghan

A meet­ing is to be set up be­tween Scar­bor­ough Coun­cil, North York­shire Po­lice and Scar­bor­ough Ath­letic to try an ad­dress the is­sues be­ing caused by fans on the way to foot­ball games in the town.

It comes as an im­age came to light of a man on his way to match at the Flamingo Land Sta­dium uri­nat­ing in a res­i­dent’s gar­den.

Ramshill ward coun­cil­lor Steve Sid­dons again raised the is­sue at Scar­bor­ough Coun­cil’s full coun­cil meet­ing when he said res­i­dents lives were be­ing made a “night­mare” and said peo­ple had even been uri­nat­ing be­hind the Men­cap build­ing in Val­ley Road.

Cllr An­drew Jenk­in­son said there had been “just one” recorded in­ci­dent of dis­or­der, some­thing Cllr Sid­dons dis­puted, and said that any­thing hap­pen­ing out­side the ground did not fall un­der the foot­ball club’s con­trol.

Cllr Sid­dons said that as the coun­cil owned the ground it had a duty to ad­dress res­i­dents’ con­cerns.

Coun­cil leader Cllr Derek Bas­ti­man said Cllr Jenk­in­son would set up a meet­ing with the po­lice and foot­ball club to dis­cuss ways for­ward. Any ac­tion out­side of the sta­dium would need to be taken by North York­shire Po­lice.

This week, a res­i­dent liv­ing near the ground sent a pic­ture of a fan re­liev­ing him­self in a gar­den be­fore a match.

The man, who did not wish to be named, said: “He was uri­nat­ing and he and his mate went on to the match.

“There has been loads of th­ese uri­nat­ing in­ci­dents since the foot­ball ground opened.

“There is a cer­tain stream of sup­port­ers who drink and gather at a lo­cal pub and find our gar­dens and the rear of Men­cap the ideal places to re­lieve them­selves.”

A warn­ing was put out to fans fol­low­ing Scar­bor­ough’s first game back home in July, with fans be­ing told they would be banned from the ground if they were caught act­ing in an anti-so­cial man­ner.

The sit­u­a­tion reached its nadir fol­low­ing the friendly against Leeds United’s Un­der 23s in July.

In a state­ment put out of the club’s web­site chair­man Trevor Bull said: “We have pre­vi­ously had to men­tion a prob­lem with fans uri­nat­ing in peo­ple’s gar­dens and we are sad­dened to re­port that this has oc­curred again prior to our match with Leeds United. We would strongly re­it­er­ate that any­one we find to have done this at any time will be banned from our matches.”

Name this fan caught uri­nat­ing in a gar­den ... the club could ban him

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