Successful prosecution for urinating in street

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Selby District Council has successfully prosecuted a Selby man for urinating in the street.

John Sutcliffe, 54, from Bawtry Close, Selby, appeared at York Magistrates Court today (Friday 21 May). The offence took place in an alleyway leading from the Market Place in Selby towards Market Cross on Tuesday 27 October 2020.

Today (Friday 21 May) at York Magistrates Court Mr Sutcliffe pleaded guilty to a charge of urinating in a public place contrary to the Byelaw for Good Rule & Government made under Section 235 of the Local Government Act 1972.

The Council brought the prosecution as part of its work to stamp out antisocial behaviour of this type, to help protect and support all residents and local businesses.

Mr Sutcliffe was fined £40, ordered to pay a surcharge of £34 and ordered to pay a contribution to the Council’s costs of £170 – a total of £244.