Police lash out at female public urination in Leederville

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POLICE have lashed out at intoxicated young women seen urinating in a public car park at the rear of the former Leederville Hotel.

Sergeant Carol Vernon said she and her officers saw the public urination at the rear entrance to the Blue Flamingo bar when they were patrolling the suburb’s party strip to prevent anti-social behaviour last weekend.

“I was quite disgusted by their behaviour, and I have little patience for the generation that thinks a public car park, in front of a queue for a pub, is an appropriate place to urinate,” Sgt Vernon said.

She said police saw about 15 women, aged from their late teens to about 25, urinating in the car park – despite public toilets about 200m away, facilities in any nearby restaurant and a close service station.

Many urinated after getting out of cars or before entering the bar.

Sgt Vernon said officers were prevented from handing move-on notices to the women because of an unconscious 18-year-old woman affected by alcohol in the car park.

“Our first responsibility was to her, getting her parents to collect her, and others who had been abandoned by their friends,” Sgt Vernon said.

She said public urination in Leederville would not be tolerated this weekend.

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