Warning over sex in Sabden woods

Police are to step up patrols at this site to stop ‘inappropriate’ sexual behaviour

Police are to step up patrols at this site to stop ‘inappropriate’ sexual behaviour

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

POLICE in Sabden are to step up patrols around a beauty spot popular for outdoor sexual encoun-ters.

Officers issue a Facebook appeal to resid-ents to report any ‘inappropriate or anti-social behaviour’ in and around Black Hill Woods.

Patrols in the area are to be increased.

Posters were placed around the area warning that action will be taken against any people behaving inappropriately. although they have been torn down.

Letters are also being sent to residents and car registration plates are being recorded by police.

PC Sally Biggar said: “This is a long-standing problem for the area and goes on all day every day.

“There is a lot of apprehension in the village about going to the woods because of what goes on there.

“It is one of our top PACT priorities and any help from the community would be welcomed.

“We get a lot of complaints from resi-dents on this issue. The residents want the area back so they can walk their dogs in peace.”

Resident Bernard Parfitt, 70, of Pendleside Close, said: “People have stopped going there because of the behaviour.

“I can see the woods from my window and it’s a shame that it’s being spoilt. This has been going on for some time and I really hope that the police are able to make a change for the better in the area.

“People used to go up there in large numbers but that’s just not the case anymore.”

A police spokesman said: “Following complaints from local residents the local neighbourhood policing team has increased patrols in the area.

“Posters have been put up warning that action will be taken against any persons behaving inappropriately.

“We would encourage people to report inappropriate or anti-social behaviour by ringing 101.”

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4:36pm Tue 12 Aug 14

It's a spade! says...

Bernard's just jealous he's not getting any!

Thanks for the tip LT! I'll take my thermos.
Bernard's just jealous he's not getting any! Thanks for the tip LT! I'll take my thermos. It's a spade!
  • Score: 51

4:53pm Tue 12 Aug 14

hasslem hasslem says...

interesting juxtaposition of this story and the photograph on the one above - are they in any way related?
interesting juxtaposition of this story and the photograph on the one above - are they in any way related? hasslem hasslem
  • Score: -13

5:53pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Mikeee47 says...

Thanks for pointing out this spot, I've been wanting to know where I could encounter a good dogging site,
All the scallys druggies and burglars will be out in force now the Patrols are being deployed up to Black hill, we all know the police are stretched.
Can't be in 2 places at once. Well done LT you always give the crims' a heads up.
Thanks for pointing out this spot, I've been wanting to know where I could encounter a good dogging site, All the scallys druggies and burglars will be out in force now the Patrols are being deployed up to Black hill, we all know the police are stretched. Can't be in 2 places at once. Well done LT you always give the crims' a heads up. Mikeee47
  • Score: 43

6:18pm Tue 12 Aug 14

East_lancs_lad says...

Bernard said “People used to go up there in large numbers but that’s just not the case anymore.”

Was going to go up there but seems a little pointless now :-)
Bernard said “People used to go up there in large numbers but that’s just not the case anymore.” Was going to go up there but seems a little pointless now :-) East_lancs_lad
  • Score: 35

6:42pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Ex-Darrener says...

The woods used to be the place to take a dog for a walk; now it seems more people are taking a walk for a dog.
The woods used to be the place to take a dog for a walk; now it seems more people are taking a walk for a dog. Ex-Darrener
  • Score: 35

8:36pm Tue 12 Aug 14

jay1969 says...

If you go down in the woods today...............
. you're gonna get arrested.
If you go down in the woods today............... . you're gonna get arrested. jay1969
  • Score: 14

8:45pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Graham Hartley says...

Oh that we were more like other animals, who appear (to humans) much less troubled by this matter. Jesus, His Father and/or The Devil can be blamed for this precious human failing. Did I employ capitals correctly? Discuss.
Oh that we were more like other animals, who appear (to humans) much less troubled by this matter. Jesus, His Father and/or The Devil can be blamed for this precious human failing. Did I employ capitals correctly? Discuss. Graham Hartley
  • Score: -9

8:59pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Eric Shawn says...

Bernard... I'm sure you will be safe, at your age and especially with your telescopic eyesight.
Bernard... I'm sure you will be safe, at your age and especially with your telescopic eyesight. Eric Shawn
  • Score: 16

11:21pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Marky mark says...

Didn't know about this meet. Thanks LT..I'm on my way!!
Didn't know about this meet. Thanks LT..I'm on my way!! Marky mark
  • Score: 16

3:53am Wed 13 Aug 14

shytalk says...

This must be what they meant when they said that there was going to be a clamp down on dogs..Or was that dogging?
This must be what they meant when they said that there was going to be a clamp down on dogs..Or was that dogging? shytalk
  • Score: 6

10:48am Wed 13 Aug 14

disgusted tunbridge wells says...

Is it OK for pedestrians to join in or do you have to have a full driving licence ?
Is it OK for pedestrians to join in or do you have to have a full driving licence ? disgusted tunbridge wells
  • Score: 9

4:27pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Mikeee47 says...

I ventured up to said place last night to look at the super moon and maybe a glimpse at the Presides meteor shower with my binoculars.
Guess what? Not one single police car came up.
Bit disappointing with all the cloud cover
I ventured up to said place last night to look at the super moon and maybe a glimpse at the Presides meteor shower with my binoculars. Guess what? Not one single police car came up. Bit disappointing with all the cloud cover Mikeee47
  • Score: 3

6:24pm Wed 13 Aug 14

noddy57 says...

Don,t knock it till you have tried it !
Don,t knock it till you have tried it ! noddy57
  • Score: 2

8:23pm Wed 13 Aug 14

shytalk says...

disgusted tunbridge wells wrote:
Is it OK for pedestrians to join in or do you have to have a full driving licence ?
Look a bit silly with L plates.
[quote][p][bold]disgusted tunbridge wells[/bold] wrote: Is it OK for pedestrians to join in or do you have to have a full driving licence ?[/p][/quote]Look a bit silly with L plates. shytalk
  • Score: 3

8:25pm Wed 13 Aug 14

shytalk says...

I bet Nigel Evans knows these woods as well as he knows the houses of parliament. Nothing like a bit of local knowledge eh Nigel?
I bet Nigel Evans knows these woods as well as he knows the houses of parliament. Nothing like a bit of local knowledge eh Nigel? shytalk
  • Score: 0

11:35pm Wed 13 Aug 14

PlasticD says...

I would have thought that having sex with total strangers is quite sociable, rather than anti-social behaviour.
I would have thought that having sex with total strangers is quite sociable, rather than anti-social behaviour. PlasticD
  • Score: 4

11:38am Thu 14 Aug 14

jonny.vincent says...

Good God, what has Society come to? Children having fun without hurting anyone. This anti-social behaviour must end. Use wholesome violence. Strike the fear of God into them or they'll never learn. Lock 'em up for resisting. So they like a little romance, do they? Let's see how they like it when they drop the soap. Eh eh. I'd pay to see the footage of that.

No footage? 24/7 CCTV with blind spots for rape? Modesty over security for group showers makes perfect sense. A little prison rape never hurt anyone. Back in my day, we all got some of that. Kept us on the straight and narrow, I might add. I turned out just fine, thank you very much.

But spare the rod, eh eh. This is a big problem Society can't afford to ignore. Antisocial deviants indulging their feelings, Romeo lover-boys blowing air kisses...

Any God-fearing man would be sick to his stomach.
Good God, what has Society come to? Children having fun without hurting anyone. This anti-social behaviour must end. Use wholesome violence. Strike the fear of God into them or they'll never learn. Lock 'em up for resisting. So they like a little romance, do they? Let's see how they like it when they drop the soap. Eh eh. I'd pay to see the footage of that. No footage? 24/7 CCTV with blind spots for rape? Modesty over security for group showers makes perfect sense. A little prison rape never hurt anyone. Back in my day, we all got some of that. Kept us on the straight and narrow, I might add. I turned out just fine, thank you very much. But spare the rod, eh eh. This is a big problem Society can't afford to ignore. Antisocial deviants indulging their feelings, Romeo lover-boys blowing air kisses... Any God-fearing man would be sick to his stomach. jonny.vincent
  • Score: 0

4:23pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Mikeee47 says...

jonny.vincent wrote:
Good God, what has Society come to? Children having fun without hurting anyone. This anti-social behaviour must end. Use wholesome violence. Strike the fear of God into them or they'll never learn. Lock 'em up for resisting. So they like a little romance, do they? Let's see how they like it when they drop the soap. Eh eh. I'd pay to see the footage of that.

No footage? 24/7 CCTV with blind spots for rape? Modesty over security for group showers makes perfect sense. A little prison rape never hurt anyone. Back in my day, we all got some of that. Kept us on the straight and narrow, I might add. I turned out just fine, thank you very much.

But spare the rod, eh eh. This is a big problem Society can't afford to ignore. Antisocial deviants indulging their feelings, Romeo lover-boys blowing air kisses...

Any God-fearing man would be sick to his stomach.
Hallelujah praise the lord!!!
oh come all ye unfaithful. Get a grip, people have been doing this since time began.
Really??? who walks up that hill
[quote][p][bold]jonny.vincent[/bold] wrote: Good God, what has Society come to? Children having fun without hurting anyone. This anti-social behaviour must end. Use wholesome violence. Strike the fear of God into them or they'll never learn. Lock 'em up for resisting. So they like a little romance, do they? Let's see how they like it when they drop the soap. Eh eh. I'd pay to see the footage of that. No footage? 24/7 CCTV with blind spots for rape? Modesty over security for group showers makes perfect sense. A little prison rape never hurt anyone. Back in my day, we all got some of that. Kept us on the straight and narrow, I might add. I turned out just fine, thank you very much. But spare the rod, eh eh. This is a big problem Society can't afford to ignore. Antisocial deviants indulging their feelings, Romeo lover-boys blowing air kisses... Any God-fearing man would be sick to his stomach.[/p][/quote]Hallelujah praise the lord!!! oh come all ye unfaithful. Get a grip, people have been doing this since time began. Really??? who walks up that hill Mikeee47
  • Score: 1

9:04pm Sat 23 Aug 14

jonny.vincent says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
jonny.vincent wrote:
Good God, what has Society come to? Children having fun without hurting anyone. This anti-social behaviour must end. Use wholesome violence. Strike the fear of God into them or they'll never learn. Lock 'em up for resisting. So they like a little romance, do they? Let's see how they like it when they drop the soap. Eh eh. I'd pay to see the footage of that.

No footage? 24/7 CCTV with blind spots for rape? Modesty over security for group showers makes perfect sense. A little prison rape never hurt anyone. Back in my day, we all got some of that. Kept us on the straight and narrow, I might add. I turned out just fine, thank you very much.

But spare the rod, eh eh. This is a big problem Society can't afford to ignore. Antisocial deviants indulging their feelings, Romeo lover-boys blowing air kisses...

Any God-fearing man would be sick to his stomach.
Hallelujah praise the lord!!!
oh come all ye unfaithful. Get a grip, people have been doing this since time began.
Really??? who walks up that hill
Mikeee47 wrote: Hallelujah praise the lord!!!
oh come all ye unfaithful. Get a grip, people have been doing this since time began.
Really??? who walks up that hill


Satire (n.)
- the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonny.vincent[/bold] wrote: Good God, what has Society come to? Children having fun without hurting anyone. This anti-social behaviour must end. Use wholesome violence. Strike the fear of God into them or they'll never learn. Lock 'em up for resisting. So they like a little romance, do they? Let's see how they like it when they drop the soap. Eh eh. I'd pay to see the footage of that. No footage? 24/7 CCTV with blind spots for rape? Modesty over security for group showers makes perfect sense. A little prison rape never hurt anyone. Back in my day, we all got some of that. Kept us on the straight and narrow, I might add. I turned out just fine, thank you very much. But spare the rod, eh eh. This is a big problem Society can't afford to ignore. Antisocial deviants indulging their feelings, Romeo lover-boys blowing air kisses... Any God-fearing man would be sick to his stomach.[/p][/quote]Hallelujah praise the lord!!! oh come all ye unfaithful. Get a grip, people have been doing this since time began. Really??? who walks up that hill[/p][/quote][quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: Hallelujah praise the lord!!! oh come all ye unfaithful. Get a grip, people have been doing this since time began. Really??? who walks up that hill[/p][/quote] Satire (n.) - the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. jonny.vincent
  • Score: 0

11:22pm Thu 4 Sep 14

EYESINTHESKY says...

Easy. Chop off their penises. Then, maybe, people in Sabden can rest in peace from the knobs. Can't behave, then stay out.
Easy. Chop off their penises. Then, maybe, people in Sabden can rest in peace from the knobs. Can't behave, then stay out. EYESINTHESKY
  • Score: 0

11:26pm Thu 4 Sep 14

EYESINTHESKY says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
I ventured up to said place last night to look at the super moon and maybe a glimpse at the Presides meteor shower with my binoculars.
Guess what? Not one single police car came up.
Bit disappointing with all the cloud cover
You didn't spot the night vision CCTV, then? If you go further along the lane leading out of Sabden towards Read and Simonstone you might even encounter the electric fence surrounding a house ... Watch they don't castrate themselves on it in the dark. Ouch.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: I ventured up to said place last night to look at the super moon and maybe a glimpse at the Presides meteor shower with my binoculars. Guess what? Not one single police car came up. Bit disappointing with all the cloud cover[/p][/quote]You didn't spot the night vision CCTV, then? If you go further along the lane leading out of Sabden towards Read and Simonstone you might even encounter the electric fence surrounding a house ... Watch they don't castrate themselves on it in the dark. Ouch. EYESINTHESKY
  • Score: 0

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