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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Walking to the station early one morning this week I noticed a man on the basketball court in Ducketts Common. He was facing me and urinating in full view ON the court. Even when I looked at him he didn't make a move to hide himself at all. At first I thought he was exposing himself to me. I swear that I see at least 2 men a week urinating in plain sight in that park.
What is wrong with these disgusting people? In what part of the world is this OK to do with other people and children walking by? I just wish I could do something when I see it.

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I have confronted several cab drivers doing this on my street. It's so disgusting. They didn't even bat an eyelid, not remotely ashamed .

Without wishing to excuse in any way the offensive behaviour, what are they supposed to do ? So many public toilets have been closed in the last ten years.  Café and pub owners are, understandably, reluctant to let non-paying passersby use their facilities. There is a toilet at Turnpike Lane bus station but it is closed more often than not so the nearest is at the Shopping City which is a fair step when your bladder is screaming blue murder. Perhaps men should be encouraged to carry a bottle ?

As a pregnant doctor who rarely gets access to a toilet on a busy shift I seem to manage to save my bladder for opportunities when a toilet arises. I don't just squat down on the floor on he ward when the need arises...

Well quite.  Not once in my life have I found it necessary to urinate in public.

I also bemoan the loss of public toilets, being someone who needs to pee frequently. However there is a difference between a man 'discretely' relieving himself down a back alley and doing it in full view of passers by - the mere act of opening your trousers in public can be construed as quite threatening and I think the men are well aware of this.

I have just noticed a man urinating behind a row of shops at the bottom of my road.   He was middle aged.   Perhaps it's the same person?

Unfortunately was so shocked didn't take a photo, but then it's not something you want to capture!!

Couldn't it be seen as indecent exposure? I've seen men urinating behind River Park House but River Park Road is where many walk through from the tube station so hardly private.

There is, or should be, a bylaw which makes it an offence to urinate in public. All you have to do is point  out the offender to a policeman. That may be difficult, however

I think it might be against the law but as you point out catching culprits is difficult. Perhaps police should be alerted to these areas where many of you have seen them in action.

Whilst I loathe this disgusting practice I really think the Police should concentrate their resources on something more important.

Agree its unhygienic and can often intimidating. Fairlands Park is another popular spot for this. In the bushes beside the tennis court (while children are playing inside the court.) The men I've seen do it seen doing it only visit the park for this purpose.



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