Staff and volunteers at Bembridge RNLI have been left ‘shocked and disgusted’ after discovering a pile of human poo deposited on the lifeboat pier.
The foul discovery was made by Coxswain Guy Willing when he arrived at the offshore boathouse this morning (Thursday).
At some point overnight, an unknown individual unbolted a gate and walked 100 yards up the pier before defecating on the walkway.
The public toilets at the dry end of the pier – which the mystery defecator had to walk past – were unlocked and available for use last night, it has been confirmed.
John Keyworth, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Bembridge, has said:
“I dread to think what issues this would have caused if we had been called out overnight in the dark and the crew were making their way to the boat along the pier.
“I am amazed that even one individual can think this is right”.
Any local businesses who can help support Bembridge RNLI with installing CCTV cameras in the area are asked to make contact.