A dad is leaving his city centre flat because he can no longer stand people urinating and defecating in the road outside his home.
Disgusted residents have complained to police about drunken revellers using small streets between Friargate and Market Street West in Preston as a public toilet.
Declan McGovern, 36, lives in Union Street, which officers have identified as one of the worst affected areas.
He said: “I’m leaving Preston because of this next month. I’ve been here less than a year.
“I used to have my little boy come to visit me at the flat on a Sunday, but now I won’t because it stinks.
“I took a photograph of somebody who had taken a number two in Wetherspoon’s back doorway.
“There has been a used condom in that doorway for the last four days.
“I mention it to the coppers I see and they say ‘there is nothing we can do unless we catch them’.
“If I go out there to tell them to move on all I get is abuse.”
Mr McGovern has reported the issue to Preston MP Mark Hendrick and Lancashire Police.
Earlier this month police told the Evening Post they had increased patrols in the street, and Preston Council said its cleansing team were cleaning the street at least once a day.
But Mr McGovern said: “Since I and neighbours put complaints in, I think we’ve had four police officers down here, going back to June.
“As far as having the council come down to clean, if they come down here today I could show them a bottle that has been lying here for two weeks and smashed bottles on the floor that have been here for God knows how long.
“We’re lucky if we see one of the road sweepers on a Monday.
“It’s codswallop, to put it lightly.”
He said he believed Greater Manchester Police had “the right idea” with a new scheme demanding that people caught urinating mop up the mess themselves or pay an £80 fine.
He said: “At the last Bank Holiday in a two hour period between 10pm and midnight I stopped 12 people from urinating in the street.
“Preston has been good to me, but I can’t put with that.”
A Preston Council spokesman said the street was being visited and cleaned once a day at around 8.30am, however it was not responsible for cleaning the doorway areas of businesses or homes.