Man charged with urinating on Sheffield war memorial

A man has been charged with urinating on a war memorial in Sheffield city centre.

By Robert Cumber
Saturday, 15th August 2020, 10:30 pm

Police said a 29-year-old Sheffield man had been charged with outraging public decency after allegedly relieving himself on the cenotaph at Barker’s Pool on Friday, August 14.

He was charged on Saturday, August 15 – the day the city fell silent to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, which brought the Second World War to a close – and was remanded in custody to appear at court the following morning.

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The war memorial at Barker's Pool in Sheffield city centre

PC Steve Bauer said: “At a time when we are remembering those that were part of VJ day it’s extremely distressing that people would think this type of behaviour is acceptable

"It isn’t! and he will have another night in the all inclusive that is police custody, thinking about how he is going to explain himself in the morning to the judge!”