Posted on 28th August 2018
Our officers patrolling the night time economy in the city centre have sent a young man to court for urinating in the street.
The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday, August 4 when the 19-year-old was caught urinating in the street on the junction of Friargate and Curzon Street.
On Thursday, August 23, James Drummond-Gonzales from Mickleover, was found guilty at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court of urinating in a street/public place in contravention of a byelaw.
He was fined £220 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.
Inspector Lauren Woods, who is in charge of policing in Derby City Centre, said: “The city centre is a busy, vibrant place to visit at night.
“We are determined that it will also remain a safe and pleasant place and so we treat all aspects of anti-social behaviour seriously.
“Urinating in public is not a pleasant thing for people to see or for businesses to have to clean-up before starting trade in the morning and so my officers will deal with anyone caught, in the appropriate manner.”