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.

Stephen Blake of the CMA  Photo: Vikki Ellis

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