Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Blog readers nab Wee Man of the Bush

Congratulations Bushers - we got the man I christened wee man of the Bush. H&F Council have credited readers of this blog with the nabbing of Abdul Sobuor Tanin who was caught on video peeing in the lift at Bush Court (above)

And Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) Council is again asking residents to help track down another man who appears to have a similar problem. Last month, H&F Council launched a publicity blitz to catch the Bush Court culprit after the incident was captured on the council’s CCTV system.

The disgusting episode was viewed more than 15,000 times on You Tube, and photographs were printed in local media and the council’s magazine for tenants and leaseholders.

In the weeks that followed, the council received numerous tip-offs from local residents, with Tanin’s name put forward by readers of the council’s magazine and this blog.

The council’s estate-based concierge staff have a close knowledge of the areas they work in and also received information that suggested Tanin was the culprit.

Council officers visited Shepherds Bush resident, Tanin, 18, and the lout admitted that it was him. He stated that he was very sorry for his actions and that he was very drunk at the time. He also said that he was hugely embarrassed by his actions and was upset that so many people had seen him on You Tube.

Council officers decided that his actions amounted to a breach of his family's tenancy and issued the family with a Notice of Seeking Possession to encourage good behaviour.

Cllr Andrew Johnson, cabinet member for housing, said:
“We received an overwhelming response to the publicity and that really does show just how appalled residents were. 
“I hope that Tanin feels absolute shame when he views the footage. The lift is used every day by decent, law abiding people, including women and children and we will not tolerate louts like this who refuse to live by the rules of a civilised society. The message to hooligans like this is clear, even when you think that there is no-one around, we are watching you, we will find you and we will take action against you”
The council is also urging residents to get in touch if they know the name of the lout who urinated in a lift at Poynter House on the Edward Woods Estate.

The time is 9.40pm on Friday, May 11 and this man, dressed in a black and red Adidas tracksuit top, can clearly be seen relieving himself in the lift.

Cllr Johnson added: 
“This is another truly disgusting incident, made even worse by the fact that it is the middle of the evening – a time when the lift is probably at its busiest. If you happen to know this person, please do not hesitate to contact the council and we’ll do all we can to publically name and shame him”
If you know this person is call the council’s Edward Woods Estate housing officer on 020 8753 6896. You can contact the council anonymously if you wish.


  1. Is throwing his family out of their home really a good way of dealing with this?!

  2. I agree. We've all done silly things while pissed (ho, ho!) but throwing his family out is utterly over the top.

  3. No way - you clearly don't live in a block afflicted with this problem as I do - it's totaly disgusting and is in effect the same as someone urinationg outside your front door. The council ought to be applauded for taking such positive action. It's a vile crime, and at the worse end of anti social behaviour - making the lives of people already often living on estates with problems a whole lot worse. It's an excellent deterrent to urinating in the lift if offenders think they might be evicted if cought doing so - what else would work - a sign saying 'please respect your neighbours and environment and refrain from urination in the lift'? I don't think so. I can use the stairs, but it's the most vulnerable people like the infirm who suffer as a result of these scumbags actions. Don't forget as well it's the caretakers who have to go and clean it up, taking them away from other tasks.
    I take the point that it's tough in this guys family - but frankly, they only have their family member to blame, spare a thought for the rest of us who are blighted by this type of thing.

  4. I've been in pissy lifts. I've had drunks asleep on my doorstep. Still shouldn't be throwing his family out, man. That's just ridiculous.

  5. I think the question worth asking is are the council throwing this guy and his family out of their home primarily as a punishment for what the nasty scumbag did or as a convenient way to free up a local authority property?

  6. If people can't respect their surroundings then tough measures will send out a clear message that this won't be tolerated and there are consequences for actions.

  7. I live in this block. He pissed there MANY times!!!!!! It's disgusting!!!!!

  8. It is not tough to the family at all. They breed this bastard and they should pay for the outcome. over 100 flats tenants should not suffer from their failure.