Do YOU know who dumped this large bucket of human poo in Stoke-on-Trent alley? (and there's a £100 reward to catch the culprit)
A large bucket of human faeces has been dumped in an alleyway - and a £100 reward is up for grabs to catch the culprit.
Businesswoman Vivienne Simpson was left stunned after making the grim discovery when she went to move her wheelie bins earlier this week.
It is thought that the bucket was dumped sometime between 9.30am and 2.30pm on Tuesday in the alley which backs onto Ford Green Road and comes out on Kirk Street, in Smallthorne.
Vivienne, who owns Viv's sandwich shop, on Ford Green Road, said: "I'm absolutely disgusted. This is something people would have done in the 1800s - but not now. I've had rubbish and cardboard boxes left in the entry before but never anything this bad. I'm willing to give a £100 reward to anyone who has any more information about this."
Let Them Eat Cake cafe owner Karenn Copestick, from Middleport, has a clear view onto Kirk Street from her cafe window.
She said: "I do see people generally hanging around outside, and I sometimes see homeless people who I help to feed, but I haven't seen anything as untoward as this.
"We have a toilet here for customers. We do allow police officers and postal staff to use it and we've even had a mum and toddler pop in looking to use it which we allowed them to do. If anyone was that desperate, they'd only need to ask and it wouldn't be a problem.
"I'm shocked and disappointed. It's not great for any of us and it's certainly not great for any of the local businesses either."
The incident has been reported to Stoke-on-Trent City Council's environmental crime unit which is checking CCTV from the surrounding area.
Environmental crime officer Michael Bailey said: "Our investigation is ongoing.
"We need to see a clear picture of either a person or a vehicle, with its registration number and any possible company names on the vehicle, in order to prove it beyond reasonable doubt.
"From what Vivienne has said, it sounds like someone has intentionally placed the bucket behind the bins. If they'd thrown it out of a vehicle, it would have made a mess everywhere."
Cheese toasties banned from Bristol park for fear of gangs
Cheese toasties have been banned from sale in a Bristol park amid fears a proposed hot food van could attract booze-fuelled antisocial behaviour and motorbike gangs.
Councillors have agreed to grant a provisional licence for cold food, such as ice cream, and tea and coffee in Monk's Park, Biddestone Road.
But the vendor would be barred from selling hot snacks following dozens of objections from residents, a ward councillor and the headteacher of a nearby secondary school.
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In the past the park had been plagued by gangs of motorcycle-riding youths “terrorising” families, as well as late-night drunken disturbances, the city council’s public safety and protection committee heard on Tuesday.
The States of Jersey's Environmental Protection team is appealing for information after a toilet, bathroom cabinet and tiles were found dumped in a field off a country lane in Trinity.
They were found in an isolated area near Trinity Village
Richard Runacres is Waste Management Officer for the Department of Growth, Housing and Environment:
"It is particularly disappointing that an individual or business has taken a decision to dump their waste in the tranquil countryside of Jersey. As a community, we all have a part to play in keeping Jersey clean and tidy. That means taking responsibility and dealing with your waste properly."
Shock as couple seen taking part in 'indecent ritual' in Leeds woodland
A woman has spoken of her shock after seeing a couple engage in a bizarre sexual ritual in an area of public woodland near Horsforth. Police have stepped up patrols after the incident on the Hawksworth Wood Trail on Friday afternoon. The witness, posting in the community Facebook group for residents of the Hawksworth estate, claimed she had seen a 'ritual' taking place in the local beauty spot while walking in the woods with a friend. "Around lunchtime my friend and I witnessed what we think was some sort of ritual. We saw a naked couple on a white plastic sheet having sexual activity while chanting and praying with a dead bird at the side of them. The man then wiped blood from the bird on the woman's head while she lay on the ground. Other people were there who seemed to be watching. It has been reported to the police and the (nearby) school as they were in full view and I know families walk through there and kids play there. They didn't seem bothered that they'd been seen. It was a really odd situation to stumble upon." West Yorkshire Police said:- "Police received a report of public indecency at Hawksworth Wood Trail on Cragside Walk in Leeds yesterday afternoon. "Police have stepped up patrols in the area."