Can you identify the doorstep defecator? EXCLUSIVE

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A doorstep defecator has left a resident seeking justice almost half a year on.

Nilesh Chohan was left disgusted after a young man, who he believes could be a student, relieved himself on the doorstep of his house, in Ash Gardens, Headingley, at 2.20am on the day of the Royal Wedding.

The 35-year-old, who lives with his wife, mother and two young children, has CCTV recordings of the culprit.

Mr Chohan said: “When I was a student they didn’t behave like this – it goes down to basic respect.

“I can’t give up and let the guy get away with it.”

On the morning of Friday, April 29, Mr Chohan woke to find the excrement on his doorstep and after trawling through his household CCTV he was shocked at what he saw.

Having lived in the street for 20 years, business analyst Mr Chohan has had several encounters with anti-social youths which led him to install the CCTV.

Mr Chohan said: “It has not been a constant issue but as more come up in the area it is the minority that is the problem.”

After the incident he took the images to local police, his MP and both Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds University.

But both universities refused to distribute the images despite police saying they were of high enough quality to identify the perpetrator.

Mr Chohan said: “I just think it’s been brushed under the carpet.”

Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland said: “Whether this person lives in the area or not, whether they work, study or are unemployed, they should be properly dealt with to send a message that such behaviour will not be tolerated.”

Now West Yorkshire Police are renewing their appeal.

Insp Ian O’Brien, of the North West Inner NPT, said: “WYP take incidents of anti-social behaviour seriously.”

Shortly after the incident the police put a picture of the alleged offender on their Caught on Camera website in a bid to catch him.

A joint statement from the universities said: “We have worked closely with WYP and identified every student living in the street, asking them for information and reminding them of their responsibilities as residents.

“Without any proof of student involvement, we have made a reasonable and proportionate response to this crime.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the North West Inner neighbourhood policing team on 0113 205 3025.


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