£200 bill for man who defecated on dead hedgehog in street

Fined: Victor Ford after leaving court yesterday.
Fined: Victor Ford after leaving court yesterday.
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DEFECATING on a dead hedgehog in the street in the middle of the day has cost the man responsible a £200 court bill.

Victor Ford (34) was squatting over the grass verge with his jeans around his knees when a police officer drove along Balmoral Avenue, Spalding, at 1.20pm on July 3.

Ford, formerly of Spalding’s Gamlyn Close, pleaded not guilty at a previous hearing at Spalding Magistrates’ Court to a charge of outraging public decency by defecating in the street. But he changed his plea to guilty when the Crown Prosecution Service offered a lesser public order charge.

District Judge John Stobart fined Ford, of Middlecott Close, Boston, £100 and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

• See Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press for the amazing quote Ford told the arresting officer and the advice the judge gave Ford should the situation ever arise again.