Outrage as man spotted urinating on war memorial in broad daylight

News: Fury as police reveal outcome of investigation after man spotted urinating on war memorial

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Police have closed the investigation to find a man who was seen urinating on the war memorial in Boston.

The incident, which attracted nationwide anger, was reported to Lincolnshire Live by a member of the public who was left outraged by what he saw.

The man seen urinating was part of a group of three people who were spotted drinking whiskey near the war memorial on Wide Bargate in Boston on Saturday afternoon of July 28.

Now, after around six weeks, police have announced that they have closed the investigation due to a lack of evidence.

And people in the town are not happy.

The memorial commemorates hundreds of people who gave their lives during the First World War and Second World War.

 

A man was spotted drinking whisky and urinating on a war memorial in Wide Bargate.
A man was spotted drinking whisky and urinating on a war memorial in Wide Bargate.
(Image: Lincolnshire Echo)

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We have carried out investigations and no suspects have been identified.

“We have fully investigated this incident and due to lack of evidence the case has been closed.”

The man who saw the incident and took photos said: “There were three of them drinking raw whiskey at 6pm.

“They were stumbling all over and he was urinating on the memorial.

“It was so disrespectful.

“Is this what the veterans who served our country deserve?”

Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness, discussed with Councillor’s Aaron Spencer and Alistair Arundell, how to tackle the problem.
Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness, discussed with Councillor’s Aaron Spencer and Alistair Arundell, how to tackle the problem.
(Image: Boston Conservatives)

Local politicians were left outraged after the incident and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.

MP for Boston and Skegness, Matt Warman, leader of Boston Borough council Aaron Spencer and Alistair Arundell paid a visit to the memorial to discuss how to address the issue.

Mr Spencer said: “Obviously I would’ve been happier if the person doing this had been brought to justice.

“There was such anger and outrage that this incident was caught on camera and not originally brought to the attention of the police.

“It’s disgusting and I’m really disappointed that the police were unable to get enough evidence to identify this man.

“I would’ve ensured that we would have taken this as far as we possibly could have.”

Brian Rush of the Bostonian Independents said: “I’m not disappointed with the way that the police have handled this situation but more so upset with the lack of funding.

“The lack of funding for patrols on the streets and CCTV means that things are getting out of hand.

“I think we have so many agents that the public are confused with what they can and can’t do and this sometimes is reflective of our police force and unfortunately they bear the brunt of criticism.

“I think we need to up the ante on what control the police have on our streets as it’s getting out of hand.”



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