Vandals urinate and leave rubbish at Naval War Memorial on Southsea Common

MORE cases of vandals urinating and leaving rubbish have been reported at Southsea’s Naval War Memorial.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 12:17 pm

Police said that it had been reported to them that urine and broken bottles had been left around the memorial on Southsea Common between 11.05am and 9.30pm on Friday.

A spokeswoman said: ‘This matter has currently been filed pending further lines of enquiry becoming available. Officers continue to patrol the area and consistently review incidents of this type and will investigate should any new lines of enquiry become available.’

It follows repeated problems last year and this at the memorial, which has become a magnet for people urinating.

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The order is in place until 5.44pm today and it gives officers the power to disperse people under Section 35 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The Royal Naval War Memorial in Southsea

They can also seize any items used in the commission of anti-social behaviour. Those under 16 will be taken be to their home address, and follow-up work will be done with parents.

Anyone who wants to report anti-social behaviour can call 101 or click here.

Smashed glass in the The Royal Naval War Memorial in Southsea, which continues to be plagued by litter and people urinating inside it
Urine inside the war memorial