ENVIRONMENTAL enforcement want to speak to a man whose explosive street diarrhoea was caught on camera.

Video captures the horrendous moment the man emptied his bowels on a Brighton city centre wall on Tuesday morning.

The public defecation in Frederick Gardens is punishable under Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

The Argus:

A Brighton and Hove City Council spokesman said: “Defecating in public is against the law and our environmental enforcement officers are looking into this.

“We would ask anyone with any information on who this person is to get in contact at cityclean@brighton-hove.gov.uk”

In the video, filmed at about 7am, the man in a purple shirt and beige hat can be seen arriving.

He then puts a can down on the floor before dropping his trousers.

The act – punishable by a £75 fine – take less than a second, as he sprays faecal liquid up the wall opposite residential properties.

The Argus:

Appalled resident Chris Hayes contacted the council’s cleaning department at 11am.

“Can you please arrange for this to be cleaned up hygienically and urgently,” he said.

“This is not just a sweep clean, but human faeces.”

At 4.20pm, the resident emailed again.

“I am very disappointed that this has not be cleaned up,” he said.

“It is an obvious health hazard and I would have thought that this should be an urgent case.”

When The Argus contacted Mr Hayes at about 5pm yesterday, 34 hours after the incident, he said the mess was still to be cleaned.

Spitting, urinating or defecating in public are all punishable by a £75 on-the-spot fine.

The council expanded its fining scheme, which was previously reserved for litter-bugs, graffiti and dog mess, last year.

At the time, then chairwoman of the council’s environment, transport and sustainability committee, Anne Pissaridou, said: “Spitting, urinating and defecating are regarded by a vast majority of people as antisocial habits and can have a number of dangerous health implications.

“With a rise in these activities coupled with a surge in the number of complaints we receive, we want to make it clear that this behaviour will not be tolerated.”