East Leeds: Solution to wee problem

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Fencing has been installed next to a Leeds betting shop after complaints to stop people drinking at the site and using it as a toilet.

Police met with bosses from Betfred, on Harehills Road in Harehills, after what they said was “a lot of complaints about people drinking and urinating”.

A spokesman for the Leeds inner east neighbourhood policing team said: “The company quickly installed fencing and three weeks later residents have reported a marked drop in problems.”

Harehills is covered by a designated public place order (DPPO), banning drinking in public.

Police regularly patrol the area to confiscate booze. Persistent offenders can be fined or arrested.

Carl DAmmassa, Group Managing Director  Business Finance, Aldermore

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