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Fights, drugs and urination: CCTV reveals dark side of historic Norwich alley

PUBLISHED: 14:51 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:51 21 April 2017

Pernille Rudlin pictured in the alley off Princes Street.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Pernille Rudlin pictured in the alley off Princes Street. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2017

CCTV footage today reveals how one of Norwich’s most historic alleyways has become a hotspot for anti-social behaviour.

A security camera in Tombland Alley, off Princes Street, has captured people taking drugs, fighting and urinating in the area.

In one video, a man is repeatedly kicked as he lies on the floor, while another shows someone smoking what appears to be crack.

The footage was recorded by Pernille Rudlin, who installed a CCTV camera on her nearby property last month.

She has since posted the videos onto Facebook in a bid to alert Norwich City Council and the police as to what is happening.

“I go out every weekend and I have to get rid of broken bottles, needles, condoms and even poo from down there,” The 51-year-old said.

“It is one of the city’s most historic streets, and it is embarrassing it should look like that.”

Ms Rudlin, who has lived in the area for three years, said she is woken up at night almost every weekend by people in the alley.

A city council spokesperson said: “The city council has been working with the police and other organisations to help tackle any negative effects of the night-time economy on residents, businesses and visitors within the city centre.”

• Read the full story in tomorrow’s EDP and Evening News.

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