Londoners forced to remove excrement off front doors after park parties, says MP

Rubbish piled up in Westminster
Rubbish piled up next to a bin

People living in London have been forced to scrub human excrement off their front doors, MPs heard.

Labour former minister Meg Hillier made the claim as she appealed to people partying in public places to take responsibility for their behaviour.

Meg Hillier, Labour MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch

It comes as the Government seeks to pass legislation which would allow pubs and restaurants to set up outdoor seating areas as part of reopening measures.

Ms Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch, had raised concerns that some of the changes to licensing laws were being rushed through.

She added that people who have no regard for other people "have defecated and urinated in the parks and in people’s doorways and in their stairwells."

Ms Hillier also emphasised that people must take “personal responsibility” when they are out. She said and of the 193 fines recently issued issued, over 100 were to people outside of the borough, from south London, from as far away as Bishop’s Stortford and St Albans.

Business Secretary Alok Sharma had earlier told Ms Hillier that people will be able to voice their views to local authorities regarding any problems that arise concerning premises.