Covert camera demand to catch lift poo culprit

Andrew Scotter & Terry Liddle

FILTH: Poo, vomit and urine in the lift

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

COVERT cameras and forensic tests are needed to flush out the culprit who has been pooing, urinating and vomiting in lifts on an almost daily basis this year.

That's the call from people living in a block of flats in Eltham who are fed up with the filth inside two elevators at Soweby Close.

Greenwich Council has blamed the mess on a dog, but at a meeting last week, calls were made for forensic tests on the poo, which residents are confident will prove it is manmade.

Terry Liddle, 63, who made the demand, said: "If it's a dog it must have incredibly large bowels and a very large bladder."

He said: "People go out for an evening, get bladdered and, when they get in the lift, deliberately or otherwise, lose control of their bodily functions and let fly."

Mr Liddle has kicked up a stink with a 20-signature petition calling for a covert camera, similar to one used three years ago when the block faced a similar problem.

The retired welfare rights worker suffers from arthritis, and like many others living there, relies on the lifts.

He said: "The people it has the worst impact on are older people and people with disabilities who have no choice but to use it.

"Either you just turn round and go home again or you have to hold your nose and face it."

David Parker, 62, who lives on the seventh floor, said: "The caretaker does a very good service but of course, the problem is when you hit the evenings and weekends."

This Is Local London: FILTH: Poo, vomit and urine in the lift

Greenwich Council says covert cameras cannot be installed when there is no clear evidence of a criminal act.

Cabinet member for housing Councillor Steve Offord said: "I'd encourage residents to share any information they have with us and that can be in the strictest confidence."

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11:23am Tue 3 Apr 12

Jeepo12 says...

Get the CCTV up. I know a man who does it. ( the CCTV not the poo )

LOL.
Get the CCTV up. I know a man who does it. ( the CCTV not the poo ) LOL. Jeepo12
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1:38pm Tue 3 Apr 12

Linja says...

If the person/s carrying out this filthy deed is/are Council Tenants lets hope they are evicted and not rehoused as they don't deserve a place to live.
If the person/s carrying out this filthy deed is/are Council Tenants lets hope they are evicted and not rehoused as they don't deserve a place to live. Linja
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2:37pm Tue 3 Apr 12

DJHMOTT says...

and if they are rehoused lets hope it's a s**t hole!
and if they are rehoused lets hope it's a s**t hole! DJHMOTT
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3:13pm Tue 3 Apr 12

needsalife says...

This sort of behaviour has been going on for at least 40yrs, from my experience. Even on the stairs. It must be a very tall dog to get it up the wall so high. So if the dog is lifted then it still means the mess is manmade. Councils, it is time to get tough on this behaviour once and for all.
This sort of behaviour has been going on for at least 40yrs, from my experience. Even on the stairs. It must be a very tall dog to get it up the wall so high. So if the dog is lifted then it still means the mess is manmade. Councils, it is time to get tough on this behaviour once and for all. needsalife
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5:43pm Tue 3 Apr 12

Jeepo12 says...

Council tenants !! Say no more .
Council tenants !! Say no more . Jeepo12
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10:55pm Tue 3 Apr 12

needsalife says...

From the sound of what was going on in LBCs lift between livinstone and Johnson, I think we've found the culprits. What a disgrace.
From the sound of what was going on in LBCs lift between livinstone and Johnson, I think we've found the culprits. What a disgrace. needsalife
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11:44pm Tue 3 Apr 12

fatboy2000 says...

What the residents need to do is save it all up,find out where this amoeba lives & dump it all through its letterbox!!!!

a months worth should do it i reacon......filthy ba!*"?d$!!!
What the residents need to do is save it all up,find out where this amoeba lives & dump it all through its letterbox!!!! a months worth should do it i reacon......filthy ba!*"?d$!!! fatboy2000
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9:25am Wed 4 Apr 12

MsChevious says...

Yummy! We have a similar charmer who evacuates his/her bowels in the carpark behind our flat, but thankfully that's in the open air - poor residents!

You can get small CCTV cameras relatively cheaply these days - I suggest if the council are reticent then residents club together to buy one so they can give the evidence to them and hopefully secure the eviction of this disgusting individual.
Yummy! We have a similar charmer who evacuates his/her bowels in the carpark behind our flat, but thankfully that's in the open air - poor residents! You can get small CCTV cameras relatively cheaply these days - I suggest if the council are reticent then residents club together to buy one so they can give the evidence to them and hopefully secure the eviction of this disgusting individual. MsChevious
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11:49am Wed 4 Apr 12

the wall says...

I'll put my money on this being done by someone that lives there.
I'll put my money on this being done by someone that lives there. the wall
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12:47pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Linja says...

The culprit/s shouldn't be re-housed even a sh****le is too good for them.
The culprit/s shouldn't be re-housed even a sh****le is too good for them. Linja
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2:22pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Outandabout says...

I don't like to point a finger but the bloke on the right looks like he's squeezing one out
I don't like to point a finger but the bloke on the right looks like he's squeezing one out Outandabout
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10:35am Thu 5 Apr 12

Good To Go says...

Sounds like the kind of thing that failed blogger would enjoy doing lol
Sounds like the kind of thing that failed blogger would enjoy doing lol Good To Go
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11:29am Thu 5 Apr 12

Jeepo13 says...

More like you Karl and Brewer, both are so full of sh1t.

How's Manuel doing ? Keaaa
More like you Karl and Brewer, both are so full of sh1t. How's Manuel doing ? Keaaa Jeepo13
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2:45pm Fri 6 Apr 12

Linja says...

Jeepo12 wrote:
Council tenants !! Say no more .
I have been a Council tenant for over 40 years and have never seen such vile behaviour by a tenant but I did live in a block of flats where someone was urinating in the lift and when the chap was captured we found out he owned and lived in his own home!
[quote][p][bold]Jeepo12[/bold] wrote: Council tenants !! Say no more .[/p][/quote]I have been a Council tenant for over 40 years and have never seen such vile behaviour by a tenant but I did live in a block of flats where someone was urinating in the lift and when the chap was captured we found out he owned and lived in his own home! Linja
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9:43am Sat 7 Apr 12

Brian Sewer3 says...

Yar har ha looking at the floor of that lift it looks like pigget material for his blog yar har har hah is that why he closed it yar har ha
Yar har ha looking at the floor of that lift it looks like pigget material for his blog yar har har hah is that why he closed it yar har ha Brian Sewer3
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9:51am Sat 7 Apr 12

miss sweethuney says...

Brian Sewer3 wrote:
Yar har ha looking at the floor of that lift it looks like pigget material for his blog yar har har hah is that why he closed it yar har ha
lol brian seriously, bl00dy nasty out there, take care everyone
[quote][p][bold]Brian Sewer3[/bold] wrote: Yar har ha looking at the floor of that lift it looks like pigget material for his blog yar har har hah is that why he closed it yar har ha[/p][/quote]lol brian seriously, bl00dy nasty out there, take care everyone miss sweethuney
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10:10am Sat 7 Apr 12

papaleigh says...

deffo a cnut! rofl
deffo a cnut! rofl papaleigh
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10:35am Sat 7 Apr 12

bobbi beauty says...

think the contents deposited in the elevator were a bit better than what was in 'that' blog lol
think the contents deposited in the elevator were a bit better than what was in 'that' blog lol bobbi beauty
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3:48pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Jeepo13 says...

Linja wrote:
Jeepo12 wrote:
Council tenants !! Say no more .
I have been a Council tenant for over 40 years and have never seen such vile behaviour by a tenant but I did live in a block of flats where someone was urinating in the lift and when the chap was captured we found out he owned and lived in his own home!
No doubt then he was an ex council tenant who bought a council house.

THank yoU
[quote][p][bold]Linja[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeepo12[/bold] wrote: Council tenants !! Say no more .[/p][/quote]I have been a Council tenant for over 40 years and have never seen such vile behaviour by a tenant but I did live in a block of flats where someone was urinating in the lift and when the chap was captured we found out he owned and lived in his own home![/p][/quote]No doubt then he was an ex council tenant who bought a council house. THank yoU Jeepo13
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2:21am Sun 8 Apr 12

pamela8 says...

Doesn,t Enviromental health have something to say ? Why should the residents have to put up with this? I think that a whip round from all residents to raise enough to make an offer of a reward for information leading to the arrest of this filthy pig...If no joy from Greenwich..
Doesn,t Enviromental health have something to say ? Why should the residents have to put up with this? I think that a whip round from all residents to raise enough to make an offer of a reward for information leading to the arrest of this filthy pig...If no joy from Greenwich.. pamela8
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