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

Pernille Rudlin pictured in the alley off Princes Street.

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

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.

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'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.'

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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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