‘It’s disgusting’

 

One of three Inch Lake bird-watching huts sometimes used as toilets by unscrupulous members of the public.

One of three Inch Lake bird-watching huts sometimes used as toilets by unscrupulous members of the public.

Public urged to stop using Inch Lake bird huts as makeshift toilets

 

Members of the public urinating and defecating at one of Inishowen’s most scenic locations have been warned to desist from their behaviour or face criminal charges.

The bird huts at Inch Lake have repeatedly been used as toilets in recent months prompting the installation of covert CCTV cameras.

Andrew Speer, of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, says it is a ‘disgusting job’ for those forced to clean up the human mess.

“Unfortunately this has been happening and it’s disgusting. If we catch someone in the act then they will be reported to the guards because it is an offence, but it’s very difficult to catch anyone.”

“We installed covert cameras but they aren’t always easy to maintain on a full-time basis because the battery runs out and because people can often become wary about being filmed,” he added.

Mr Speer revealed that Tús workers and a caretaker, who maintain the Inch Lake walkway, have also discovered used condoms and syringes in the vicinity lately.

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Donna Roddy