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Video: Brazen Dartford builder from Breyer B-Line sacked after being caught on camera urinating in Tracey Croft's garden

06 June 2014
by Chris Hunter
This is the moment a brazen builder was caught on camera urinating in a Dartford woman's back garden.
 
The worker has been sacked after Tracey Croft secretly filmed the cheeky contractor relieving himself outside her Trevithick Drive home.
 
Stunned Miss Croft was shocked to see builders putting out cigarettes out on her patio, wiping muddy boots on her pathway and - to her horror - urinating.
 
A builder is caught on CCTV urinating in Tracey Croft's back garden

A builder is caught on CCTV urinating in Tracey Croft's back garden

 
The 43-year-old council tenant, who had waited months for workers to fix her fence, used her video evidence to complain to Dartford Borough Council.
 
"I was totally disgusted at the disrespect," she said.
 
"He didn't ask if he could go to the loo - if he had, I would have let him use the toilet.
 
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The unnamed builder decides it is time for a toilet break

The unnamed builder decides it is time for a toilet break

Unaware of the secret camera, the builder urinates just out of shot

Unaware of the secret camera, the builder urinates just out of shot

The man zips up his trousers after urinating in Tracey Croft's garden

The man zips up his trousers after urinating in Tracey Croft's garden

"It's unacceptable and it's certainly not professional. I wouldn't treat people's property like that.
 
"I said I don't want them on my property - it's not good enough, they kept letting me down."
 
 
Video: Secret footage caught a builder urinating in Tracey Croft's garden 
 
Now contractor Breyer B-Line has revealed the builder's decision to spend a penny has cost him and the firm a few more - he has lost his job and Miss Croft has been promised £200 compensation.
 
But Miss Croft said: "They said allow them two weeks, but it's still not arrived.
 
"I chased them up on Monday, but they're just not taking me seriously."
 
After relieving himself in the garden, the builder goes back to work

After relieving himself in the garden, the builder goes back to work

A builder enjoys a cigarette before urinating in a garden

A builder enjoys a cigarette before urinating in a garden

Another builder wipes his muddy boots on the edge of a path

Another builder wipes his muddy boots on the edge of a path

 
John Cosgrove, Breyer B-Line branch manager, said: "We've written apologising for the incident and the operative concerned has been disciplined and dismissed.
 
"It was unacceptable behaviour and we've dealt with it."
 
He said the work had been completed and compensation had been arranged through Dartford Borough Council.
 
A council spokesman said: "Dartford Borough Council is aware of this appalling incident.
 
"We rely on contractors for jobs of this kind and Breyer B-Line have removed the sub-contractor immediately and they have offered Ms Croft £200 in compensation. We are annoyed that this payment is yet to be made and are chasing it up.

"Fortunately the vast majority of our contractors are conscientious and we get good feedback from tenants. When one lets us down we don't hesitate to ensure they do no more work for us."

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