Man throws poo in dirty protest at Doncaster Council offices

Doncaster Civic Offices. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 02-01-15 Civic Offices MC 1
Doncaster Civic Offices. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 02-01-15 Civic Offices MC 1
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Police were called after a disgruntled resident started hurling poo as part of a dirty protest style rant in Doncaster Council’s offices.

Staff working in the state-of-the-art £20 million civic office building in Waterdale raised the alarm when a man burst in and began throwing faeces, soil and grass.

Shocked eyewitness Lee Hoole, from Bentley, said: “He was shouting about the council bullying him and about discrimination and then he got a bag of faeces out and starting throwing it and emptying it on to the carpets.”

Mr Hoole said council workers intervened.

“Staff were straight on the phone and the security guard came over,” he added.

“The man had a nice pair of shoes on and was walking backwards when he was throwing it so he didn’t step in it himself. It’s not something you see every day.”

Julie Grant, assistant director of customers, digital and ICT, said: “Unfortunately a member of the public caused a disturbance in our one-stop-shop.

“Staff swiftly removed them from the building and the police were called. Incidents like this are incredibly rare but our top priority is the safety of residents and staff in the Civic Office.”

She praised the actions of staff during the incident, which happened on Thursday. “The events highlight the professionalism of the council’s customer services team who are trained to manage difficult situations.”