Cockburn issues poo warning after human faeces found in Aubin Grove bushland

The City of Cockburn is reminding residents to use one of these.
The City of Cockburn is reminding residents to use one of these.

THE City of Cockburn has issued a warning after six separate deposits of human faeces were found in bushland in Aubin Grove this month.

Both human faeces and toilet paper were reported in six locations across the area by a local dog walker.

Environment manager Chris Beaton said anyone caught defecating in public in the City of Cockburn would be prosecuted.

He said the City knew of six sites where the incidents had occurred with the dog walker reporting them to the City on May 16.

“It was reported via a customer request,” he said.

Mr Beaton said anyone found defecating in the City could be up for a fine and be charged by police.

A picture posted on the City of Cockburn’s Facebook page showing the locations where the human faeces was found.

He also urged people to notify the City should they see anything.

“It would become a police matter, and convicted offenders may be prosecuted,” he said.

A post with a picture of the locations on the City’s Facebook page also called for witnesses.

“The unacceptable behaviour is a health risk and anyone witnessing this behaviour is urged to email the City,” it said.

Anyone with information should email customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au.