Two Men Caught Using Lifts as Loos

Neighbours asked to report Charecroft Estate yobs

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Contact the Estate Support and Security Manager on 07747 008 744 or email paul.herbert@lbhf.gov.uk.

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Two men have been caught on camera urinating in lifts in council housing blocks in Shepherd's Bush.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is asking for help to catch these hooligans before they strike again.

If you have the stomach you can watch both of them in action on YouTube.

The first incident took place at Shepherd's Court on the Charecroft Estate on Thursday, May 23. The time is 3.40pm, when children are returning home from school, and this yob can clearly be seen emptying the contents of his bladder onto the floor of the lift. Aged in his early twenties, he is wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a grey hooded-top and a black ‘North Face’ Jacket.

The second incident takes place at Roseford Court, also on the Charecroft Estate at 5.30pm on Friday, June 14. A young lout is seen entering the lift on the 17th floor. He glances towards the CCTV camera before urinating in the corner of the lift. He in in his late teens or early twenties and has short black hair. He is wearing grey trainers, jeans and a grey top.

Both of these disgusting acts were captured by Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s CCTV surveillance system which is linked in to numerous estates across the borough. The council also has a dedicated estate support and security service that works to clamp down and identify antisocial behaviour on estates using the CCTV.

All images are relayed back to the council's main CCTV control room at Hammersmith Town Hall where trained operatives scour the footage looking for incidents of crime and antisocial behaviour.

Councillor Andrew Johnson, cabinet member for housing says: " These are truly disgraceful acts committed by mindless morons who simply refuse to live by the rules of a civilised society. These two people must be known on the Charecroft Estate and I hope that law-abiding residents will come forward and tell us who they are so we can name, shame and punish them.

“The message to hooligans like this is even when you think that there is no-one around, we are watching you.”

A previous offender was caught last year urinating in a lift at Bush Court. Council officers decided that his actions amounted to a breach of his family's tenancy and issued the family with a Notice of Seeking Possession (NOSP) to encourage good behaviour, as was his companion who stood by while his friend used a lift on the Edward Woods Estate as a toilet.

If you know who these men are, you are asked to phone the Estate Support and Security Manager on 07747 008 744 or email paul.herbert@lbhf.gov.uk.


July 4, 2013