Undercover and uniformed officers have been monitoring three lay-bys off the A165 after residents of Skirlaugh and Coniston, East Yorks, repeatedly complained about the misbehaviour, known as dogging.
Despite 18 people being stopped in less than a month, none were found to be committing an offence and were given a leaflet with guidance on public sex.
No one arrested because no laws being broken! This isn\’t good enough for one politician of course:
Matthew Grove, an East Riding councillor, said: “These public areas have been stolen from the community by individuals who are using them in a way they were never intended. These are not courting couples, these are large groups of people engaging in behaviour which is simply not acceptable.
Not acceptable to you perhaps but obviously acceptable to those engaging in the activity. Agreed that this all getting very close to breaching the not frightening the horses clause of liberalism but that\’s just the way freedom and liberty pan out. Some people will do things that other people think they shouldn\’t do.
To which the correct response is \”tough titty mate\”. Which at this time of year is probably what everyone is in fact getting.