Public Sex, Cottaging And Dogging

By | October 30, 2008

Deputy Chief Constable Michael Cunningham from Lancashire Police has released new draught guidelines’ recommending that the police must only arrest people having sex in parks and public toilets as a last resort.

Mr Cunningham believes that officers should not take on the role as “moral arbiter” and turn a blind eye on dogging and cottaging between consulting adults. And that they should study specialist sex websites for an insight in to what is happening in the local parks, car parks and public toilets. I may have to retrain for the police force. 😉
He said that officers should respond to complaints in context and avoid “knee jerk” reactions as they alienated the gay community. Mr Cunningham went on to say “In any event it is not for the police to take the role of moral arbiter, the police role is to ensure that any complaints are dealt with fairly and professionally and that where individuals are engaged in lawful activity they may do so safely.”
It was suggested that “Officers must consider other measure, such as closing the area, putting up lighting”, and I thought this was the best suggestion…”Or CCTV”. They would then be able to televise the action on pay per view and raise some badly needed police funds. Sorry, I couldn’t resist that.
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