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Top Lancashire cop: We should turn blind eye to public sex

Lancashire Telegraph: CONTROVERSY: Deputy Chief Constable Mike Cunningham CONTROVERSY: Deputy Chief Constable Mike Cunningham

A LANCASHIRE police chief has been slammed for saying officers should sometimes turn a blind eye to people having sex in public.

Deputy Chief Constable Mike Cunningham said people engaging in 'dogging' or 'cottaging' should be ignored unless members of the public complained.

He said officers should only arrest people caught having sex in parks and public toilets as a last resort as their role is not that of “moral arbiter”.

Mr Cunningham leads on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues for the Association of Chief Police Officers.

His comments were made in a report he has produced entitled Police Public Sex Environments which could become national policy.

But councillors and residents in areas blighted by dogging and cottaging said that Mr Cunningham was out of touch.

Dozens of Lancashire beauty spots had become 'no-go' areas in recent years after being taken over by gay men meeting for casual sex in public toilets or couples inviting strangers to take part in lewd acts in car parks and lay-bys.

Valentines Road, off the A666 in Darwen, had to be closed off in 2006 after perverts started to use it as a cut-through to park up and meet random people for sex.

Coun Jean Rigby, North Turton and Tockholes ward, said: "I have been driving down there and seen wagon drivers standing by their cabs with next to nothing on, or two people huddled up in the front of a car.

“They are quite blatant in what they are doing.

"Mr Cunningham's comments make me very angry. He has obviously never spoken to a woman who has had to go past this kind of thing.

"It is intimidating and frightening. Police presence should be at these sites permanently to reclaim them for families."

The public toilets in Laneshawbridge, near Colne, have faced closure after being used as a meeting place for gay men.

A hole had even been cut into one of the toilet doors so that people could engage in anonymous sex acts.

Roger Bucknell, chair of Laneshawbridge Parish Council, said: "Allowing this kind of activity to take place would be unacceptable."

A ranger had to be introduced in Wycoller Country Park after parts of the site became plagued by people hunting cheap sexual thrills after it was listed on a dogging website.

The nightly patrols led to the majority of the park being reclaimed for family use.

Barry Hodgson, chair of Trawden Parish Council, said: "Policing the park is important but officers probably feel they are banging their heads against a brick wall because few cases ever go to court."

Shadow home secretary Dominic Grieve said of Mr Cunningham’s comments: “This is unacceptable. The law is the law and there should be no exceptions.”

The Dean of Blackburn Cathedral Chris Armstrong said that police could only act if a law was being broken: "It is very sad and inappropriate behaviour from these people, which causes acute embarrassment to anyone who is unfortunate to stumble across it.

"But it is a question of immorality rather than illegality.”

People having sex in public can be arrested for outraging public decency, voyeurism or exposure in public toilets under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Mr Cunningham said previous policing of such sites had alienated the gay community and that officers should respond in context to the situation.

He said punishing those involved rarely solved the problem and could cause ‘humiliation, breakdown of relationships and the outing of men”.

Mr Cunningham said in the report: "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.”

Mr Cunningham's guidance report will now go forward to a committee of senior police officers who will decided if it should be put in place across England and Wales.

An Acpo spokeswoman said: “This document has been put forward as a developing proposal.”

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9:18am Fri 17 Oct 08

Jimmy Paterson says...

Yes -- we must be very careful not to upset these 'people' it doesn't matter that there are public places throughout Lancashire that are no go areas with children due to fear of what they may see, so long as perverts can continue with their lewd behaviour in peace - thats the main thing.
Yes -- we must be very careful not to upset these 'people' it doesn't matter that there are public places throughout Lancashire that are no go areas with children due to fear of what they may see, so long as perverts can continue with their lewd behaviour in peace - thats the main thing. Jimmy Paterson
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11:02am Fri 17 Oct 08

Ian_G says...

What on earth is happening to our country?!?

What planet is Mr Cunningham on?!?

What about the rights of the decent, law abiding, tax paying citizens?

Why should we have to put up with this disgusting behaviour in public places?

It appears that Mr Cunningham is saying that so as not to alienate the filthy 0.01% of people that want to practice their sordid fetishes in public, the 99.99% of us that do not share their perversion should have to shut up and put up with it because we might offend them!

These comments are utterly offensive. The law exists to protect he public, not to turn a blind eye to certain activities because they might alienate a tiny repulsive minority!

How would anyone feel if their children were to witness the activities of these people?

I say NO! Political correctness has gone too far and Mr Cunningham should be totally ashamed of himself.
What on earth is happening to our country?!? What planet is Mr Cunningham on?!? What about the rights of the decent, law abiding, tax paying citizens? Why should we have to put up with this disgusting behaviour in public places? It appears that Mr Cunningham is saying that so as not to alienate the filthy 0.01% of people that want to practice their sordid fetishes in public, the 99.99% of us that do not share their perversion should have to shut up and put up with it because we might offend them! These comments are utterly offensive. The law exists to protect he public, not to turn a blind eye to certain activities because they might alienate a tiny repulsive minority! How would anyone feel if their children were to witness the activities of these people? I say NO! Political correctness has gone too far and Mr Cunningham should be totally ashamed of himself. Ian_G
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11:29am Fri 17 Oct 08

brok says...

This is utterly ridiculous. Being a homosexual does not give anyone a licence to disturb the peace to offend public decency or to subject anyone, let alone children to the embarrassing spectacle of their copulatory escapades any more than it does the heterosexual majority.

We should not give a dam if we upset anyone who is likely to offend the rest of the community in this way.

I expect the 'right on' politically correct Deputy Chief Constable Michael Cunningham will be most worried if angry parents and relations decided to take their own action to rid public places of these creeps of either sexual orientation. In public is not the place for sex.

Just one more thing political correctness is dying, people are fed up with it; those with an eye to public policy would be well advised to help it on its way.
This is utterly ridiculous. Being a homosexual does not give anyone a licence to disturb the peace to offend public decency or to subject anyone, let alone children to the embarrassing spectacle of their copulatory escapades any more than it does the heterosexual majority. We should not give a dam if we upset anyone who is likely to offend the rest of the community in this way. I expect the 'right on' politically correct Deputy Chief Constable Michael Cunningham will be most worried if angry parents and relations decided to take their own action to rid public places of these creeps of either sexual orientation. In public is not the place for sex. Just one more thing political correctness is dying, people are fed up with it; those with an eye to public policy would be well advised to help it on its way. brok
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12:40pm Fri 17 Oct 08

Akki says...

"The top officer said previous police responses to public sex spots alienated the gay community."

Could it be that Mr Cunningham is a secretive member of the gay community?
"The top officer said previous police responses to public sex spots alienated the gay community." Could it be that Mr Cunningham is a secretive member of the gay community? Akki
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1:27pm Fri 17 Oct 08

Catweazle-Gary says...

Yet another thing the POLICE DON`T WANT TO DO!!
What next will it be OK to wave a gun or knife in PUBLIC! get on with what you are payed for and STOP taking the easy route and make our Country SAFE!!
Yet another thing the POLICE DON`T WANT TO DO!! What next will it be OK to wave a gun or knife in PUBLIC! get on with what you are payed for and STOP taking the easy route and make our Country SAFE!! Catweazle-Gary
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2:06pm Fri 17 Oct 08

Jimpster says...

Soooo Good to see we are still getting priorities right, dogging etc is to be ignored, druggies to get free houses cars and personal services, a week in Florida for murder, promotions and bonus's for fraud embezzlement and mismanagment --- WE cannot blame the different agencies involved WE MUST blame ourselves for allowing the continual liberal left wing PC doo-good brigade to rule this country. We pay people not to work,kids to go to school,free Tv buses and the like to all and sundry, yes that does include pensioners. We keep on paying out and nobody is paying in the see-saw is rooted firmly in the lefthand down position and only by radical change can we alter how things are,
and this comes from one of the great unwashed been on the dole and disability for the last 5 years would love to work but not allowed
Soooo Good to see we are still getting priorities right, dogging etc is to be ignored, druggies to get free houses cars and personal services, a week in Florida for murder, promotions and bonus's for fraud embezzlement and mismanagment --- WE cannot blame the different agencies involved WE MUST blame ourselves for allowing the continual liberal left wing PC doo-good brigade to rule this country. We pay people not to work,kids to go to school,free Tv buses and the like to all and sundry, yes that does include pensioners. We keep on paying out and nobody is paying in the see-saw is rooted firmly in the lefthand down position and only by radical change can we alter how things are, and this comes from one of the great unwashed been on the dole and disability for the last 5 years would love to work but not allowed Jimpster
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2:54pm Fri 17 Oct 08

Akki says...

Has this country gone mad?

Answer: YES
Has this country gone mad? Answer: YES Akki
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4:05pm Fri 17 Oct 08

BacupBoy says...

Absolutely crackers !
Absolutely crackers ! BacupBoy
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7:04pm Fri 17 Oct 08

Oscar56 says...

The new draft regulations for the policing of public sex environments seem to me to be very sensible. Maybe all those complaining about them should contemplate that if and when they urgently need police assistance, perhaps the only officers available will be otherwise engaged on long and expensive assignments concealed behind spyholes in the broom cupboards and roof spaces of public conveniences. Is that really the kind of policing they prefer?
The new draft regulations for the policing of public sex environments seem to me to be very sensible. Maybe all those complaining about them should contemplate that if and when they urgently need police assistance, perhaps the only officers available will be otherwise engaged on long and expensive assignments concealed behind spyholes in the broom cupboards and roof spaces of public conveniences. Is that really the kind of policing they prefer? Oscar56
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8:56pm Fri 17 Oct 08

Akki says...

Give over oscar no one here is expecting coppers to snoop around looking out for these public nuisances, but if they were to come across them then they should be treated to the full extent to the law, and not quote:
"Officers should turn a blind eye to dogging and cottaging by consenting adults"
Give over oscar no one here is expecting coppers to snoop around looking out for these public nuisances, but if they were to come across them then they should be treated to the full extent to the law, and not quote: "Officers should turn a blind eye to dogging and cottaging by consenting adults" Akki
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2:04pm Sat 18 Oct 08

mickyfin says...

If my 3yr old goes to the toilet and there are gays having sex,ill dish out my own justice seen as we cant rely on the cunninghams of this world,no wonder we lost the faith in the police,that idiot should be removed from his job imediatly..
If my 3yr old goes to the toilet and there are gays having sex,ill dish out my own justice seen as we cant rely on the cunninghams of this world,no wonder we lost the faith in the police,that idiot should be removed from his job imediatly.. mickyfin
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8:49pm Sat 18 Oct 08

Ian123xyz says...

I think Mr Cunningham has a point. I know I will probably be in a minority of one but I would much rather valuable police and court time be devoted to catching the criminals who deliberately make the lives of so many people a misery in one way or another.

The less police/state involvement in the sex life of consenting adults the better!!
I think Mr Cunningham has a point. I know I will probably be in a minority of one but I would much rather valuable police and court time be devoted to catching the criminals who deliberately make the lives of so many people a misery in one way or another. The less police/state involvement in the sex life of consenting adults the better!! Ian123xyz
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9:03pm Sat 18 Oct 08

workaholic says...

There are some fundamental differences here, for example - if two gay men choose to have sex behind a locked toilet door without displaying these exploits to other members of the public then I think this acceptable. If they are engaged in sex within the public area of the toilets where an unsuspecting member of the public or a child may wander in then this is very different and a prosecution should be brought. It is not that long ago that police played 'agent provocateur' in the situation of 'cottaging' whereby they would send in (the cutest youngest cop) they could find to entice gay men into believing they were in for a good time only to find that when they returned the amourous advances displayed to them - the handcuffs were slapped on, and off they went down the nick for 'importuning' And many years ago the late Chief Constable of Manchester 'Anderton' tried to bring an ancient law into force within the confined of gay bars in Manchester and place gays under arrest for an offence of 'Licentuous Dancing! Honestly! Thank god those days have gone and we now have a police force that shows more tolerance to people in these minority groups! Let the police do what they get paid for and that is to fight real crime!
There are some fundamental differences here, for example - if two gay men choose to have sex behind a locked toilet door without displaying these exploits to other members of the public then I think this acceptable. If they are engaged in sex within the public area of the toilets where an unsuspecting member of the public or a child may wander in then this is very different and a prosecution should be brought. It is not that long ago that police played 'agent provocateur' in the situation of 'cottaging' whereby they would send in (the cutest youngest cop) they could find to entice gay men into believing they were in for a good time only to find that when they returned the amourous advances displayed to them - the handcuffs were slapped on, and off they went down the nick for 'importuning' And many years ago the late Chief Constable of Manchester 'Anderton' tried to bring an ancient law into force within the confined of gay bars in Manchester and place gays under arrest for an offence of 'Licentuous Dancing! Honestly! Thank god those days have gone and we now have a police force that shows more tolerance to people in these minority groups! Let the police do what they get paid for and that is to fight real crime! workaholic
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9:06pm Sat 18 Oct 08

Opti says...

Where are the places where these people operate?
I would suggest anyone with a big vicious dog choose these places for a late night walk.
A new take on 'dogging' maybe.
Where are the places where these people operate? I would suggest anyone with a big vicious dog choose these places for a late night walk. A new take on 'dogging' maybe. Opti
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9:43pm Sat 18 Oct 08

Owdfettler says...

Beyond belief....well it would be except for the fact that it happens to be from the mouth of a Very Senior Officer serving in the Lancashire Constabulary.

I wonder how many of his very senior colleagues agree/disagree with him.
Perhaps we'll never know.
Beyond belief....well it would be except for the fact that it happens to be from the mouth of a Very Senior Officer serving in the Lancashire Constabulary. I wonder how many of his very senior colleagues agree/disagree with him. Perhaps we'll never know. Owdfettler
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11:08pm Sat 18 Oct 08

Oscar56 says...

Shadow Hone Secretary Dominic Grieve says "the law is the law and there should be no exceptions."

My reading of the 2003 Sexual Offences Act tells me that if a person masturbates while sitting alone in a locked and intact toilet cubicle he commits an act which makes him liable to imprisonment.

Is this what people want?Is this what Dominic Grieve wants? Does Mr Grieve really know what the law says?

If he, or anybody else, can show me that my interpretation is wrong then I will gladly withdraw and apologise.
Shadow Hone Secretary Dominic Grieve says "the law is the law and there should be no exceptions." My reading of the 2003 Sexual Offences Act tells me that if a person masturbates while sitting alone in a locked and intact toilet cubicle he commits an act which makes him liable to imprisonment. Is this what people want?Is this what Dominic Grieve wants? Does Mr Grieve really know what the law says? If he, or anybody else, can show me that my interpretation is wrong then I will gladly withdraw and apologise. Oscar56
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7:42am Sun 19 Oct 08

RDA says...

You have got the internet to meet and a private house to do it in, WHY ON GODS EARTH DO YOU HAVE TO DO IT IN PUBLIC, i'll tell you why its because they like the risk of being caught,so do we really need a police spokesman telling us its ok when it is obvious they want display to the the public their lewd acts. ARREST THEM AND LET THEM HAVE THE PUBLIC, photo and name in this rag.
You have got the internet to meet and a private house to do it in, WHY ON GODS EARTH DO YOU HAVE TO DO IT IN PUBLIC, i'll tell you why its because they like the risk of being caught,so do we really need a police spokesman telling us its ok when it is obvious they want display to the the public their lewd acts. ARREST THEM AND LET THEM HAVE THE PUBLIC, photo and name in this rag. RDA
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10:11am Sun 19 Oct 08

RAyzer says...

just typical of todays police,and some poloticians,absolutl
ey out of touch with the publics oppinon,and they seem to think there untouchable..the remark he made is ludicrous..sack him and bulstrom a.s.a.p
just typical of todays police,and some poloticians,absolutl ey out of touch with the publics oppinon,and they seem to think there untouchable..the remark he made is ludicrous..sack him and bulstrom a.s.a.p RAyzer
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12:49pm Sun 19 Oct 08

holsten pils says...

As these things are usually done out of the public eye and dogging areas are usually designated areas and most of the locals know about them then really is there a need for these areas / poeple to be policed , the only harm they are doing is to each other " if even that " so it is a wise move for the police to ignore it and to get on with catching real criminals , also dogging tends to be a nocturnal activity in woods etc so who is going to go in these areas unless they have an interest themselves.
As these things are usually done out of the public eye and dogging areas are usually designated areas and most of the locals know about them then really is there a need for these areas / poeple to be policed , the only harm they are doing is to each other " if even that " so it is a wise move for the police to ignore it and to get on with catching real criminals , also dogging tends to be a nocturnal activity in woods etc so who is going to go in these areas unless they have an interest themselves. holsten pils
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5:35pm Sun 19 Oct 08

mickyfin says...

Carry on drinking the holsten,you and other people like you must not have children,I SUSPECT THAT MR CUNNINGHAM IS ACTUALLY A CLOSET HOMOSEXUAL PRACTICING THE ACTS HE IS TRYING TO JUSTIFY!
Carry on drinking the holsten,you and other people like you must not have children,I SUSPECT THAT MR CUNNINGHAM IS ACTUALLY A CLOSET HOMOSEXUAL PRACTICING THE ACTS HE IS TRYING TO JUSTIFY! mickyfin
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9:23pm Sun 19 Oct 08

holsten pils says...

mickyfin , i think some1 must have slipped you 1 , what have children got to do with it ? unless you let yours go in the woods at night ? says a lot about you.
mickyfin , i think some1 must have slipped you 1 , what have children got to do with it ? unless you let yours go in the woods at night ? says a lot about you. holsten pils
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10:32pm Sun 19 Oct 08

Akki says...

The way this country is going pretty soon they will legalise homosexuality and adultery
The way this country is going pretty soon they will legalise homosexuality and adultery Akki
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11:13am Fri 24 Oct 08

mickyfin says...

Been on the grog again holsten? you dont really think the pervs venture out after dark do you? in any case you think its ok to make a public toilet out of bounds after dark? i think someone is slipping you one,probably the same guy who is slipping ac/dc/pc one,maybe your a closet gay too?
Been on the grog again holsten? you dont really think the pervs venture out after dark do you? in any case you think its ok to make a public toilet out of bounds after dark? i think someone is slipping you one,probably the same guy who is slipping ac/dc/pc one,maybe your a closet gay too? mickyfin
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12:50pm Tue 28 Oct 08

bankhall says...

So if i walk down the street with a stonk on and then stop on a corner and have a pull i wint get arrested ??or is this lwa just for the queers?
So if i walk down the street with a stonk on and then stop on a corner and have a pull i wint get arrested ??or is this lwa just for the queers? bankhall
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4:06pm Thu 31 Dec 09

Chris P Bacon says...

I'm certainly no prude and neither are the two mates of mine who were out with me riding our mountain bikes around a 'local beauty spot' recently. We came upon a couple in broad daylight, in a very exposed setting, who were copulating very noisily and expressively in front of us. Far from being embarrassed, the woman aggressively asked if we wanted to join in! Now as I say, we are three grown men but the area were were in is a well-known local beauty spot and literally anyone could have been walking along, even young children and been forced to witness that behaviour. Further down the hill, we did come across a family with young kids who were headed up to where we'd seen the activity and had to suggest they might want to go elsewhere for the time being. I later discovered the whole area is a known doggers paradise and hence completely out-of-bounds to the ordinary decent, law-abiding majority of that particular area.
I'm certainly no prude and neither are the two mates of mine who were out with me riding our mountain bikes around a 'local beauty spot' recently. We came upon a couple in broad daylight, in a very exposed setting, who were copulating very noisily and expressively in front of us. Far from being embarrassed, the woman aggressively asked if we wanted to join in! Now as I say, we are three grown men but the area were were in is a well-known local beauty spot and literally anyone could have been walking along, even young children and been forced to witness that behaviour. Further down the hill, we did come across a family with young kids who were headed up to where we'd seen the activity and had to suggest they might want to go elsewhere for the time being. I later discovered the whole area is a known doggers paradise and hence completely out-of-bounds to the ordinary decent, law-abiding majority of that particular area. Chris P Bacon
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4:19pm Thu 31 Dec 09

retired one says...

What has happened to the public decency laws, when an officer in his position comes out with a statement like this?
What has happened to the public decency laws, when an officer in his position comes out with a statement like this? retired one
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7:18pm Thu 31 Dec 09

Hellboy says...

I suggest that if the police won't nip this type of activity in the bud,then the public should do the job for them.
A baseball bat and a pitbull would give the dirty little pervs a short sharp shock and I would be happy to go out patrolling these area free of charge.
i do not ever want my young daughter to witness disgusting behaviour like this and consider it my moral duty to ensure that she does not.
I suggest that if the police won't nip this type of activity in the bud,then the public should do the job for them. A baseball bat and a pitbull would give the dirty little pervs a short sharp shock and I would be happy to go out patrolling these area free of charge. i do not ever want my young daughter to witness disgusting behaviour like this and consider it my moral duty to ensure that she does not. Hellboy
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7:20pm Thu 31 Dec 09

Hellboy says...

...Hopefully,I might find DCC Cunningham in a compromising position with another man,which would make an ideal photo opportunity and a bit of a laugh for The Sun...I wish!
...Hopefully,I might find DCC Cunningham in a compromising position with another man,which would make an ideal photo opportunity and a bit of a laugh for The Sun...I wish! Hellboy
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10:52am Fri 1 Jan 10

cyberpaul says...

I read in another paper today that the police are to "turn a blind eye" to armed robberies and terrorist attacks unless they receive complaints from the dead victims.
Speaking from his masonic lodge, the head of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Ivan Elluva-Pensionplan, said " Hopefully, this latest initiative in modern policing will avoid offending members of the criminal community whose rights we take very seriously. Also, it will enable us to free-up more officers so we can keep on waging our all-out war on motorists and get as much money of them as possible for my retirement fund. I mean, to invest in road safety".
I read in another paper today that the police are to "turn a blind eye" to armed robberies and terrorist attacks unless they receive complaints from the dead victims. Speaking from his masonic lodge, the head of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Ivan Elluva-Pensionplan, said " Hopefully, this latest initiative in modern policing will avoid offending members of the criminal community whose rights we take very seriously. Also, it will enable us to free-up more officers so we can keep on waging our all-out war on motorists and get as much money of them as possible for my retirement fund. I mean, to invest in road safety". cyberpaul
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1:57pm Fri 1 Jan 10

powerpop says...

'Turning a blind eye' is a euphemism for having less police in the already undermanned police force. Bottom line is save money regardless of consequences.
'Turning a blind eye' is a euphemism for having less police in the already undermanned police force. Bottom line is save money regardless of consequences. powerpop
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2:26pm Fri 1 Jan 10

paolowhite says...

Akki wrote:
The way this country is going pretty soon they will legalise homosexuality and adultery
is homosexuality not already legal?
[quote][p][bold]Akki[/bold] wrote: The way this country is going pretty soon they will legalise homosexuality and adultery[/p][/quote]is homosexuality not already legal? paolowhite
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5:50pm Fri 1 Jan 10

Nostradamous says...

WHY do we need police anyhow,has anyone seen one around on foot lately?,i can see why this guys wants to pass these pervs by,it would take another few reams of paper work to bring them to court,without being political which no doubt this will sound,,lol,this particular government would agree with this guy,the last decade as seen the most stupid of laws passed,by yes Barristers who decided to become MPs and boy have they looked after there own proffession
WHY do we need police anyhow,has anyone seen one around on foot lately?,i can see why this guys wants to pass these pervs by,it would take another few reams of paper work to bring them to court,without being political which no doubt this will sound,,lol,this particular government would agree with this guy,the last decade as seen the most stupid of laws passed,by yes Barristers who decided to become MPs and boy have they looked after there own proffession Nostradamous
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6:19pm Fri 1 Jan 10

Fat Flan says...

I see the dissenters have found the delete button and are stifling open debate. It is clear from the correspondence that there is incredulity at what this man has said. Why? The dilution of sex laws and the wish to kill parental responsibility is so obvious that only the Labour voter could think otherwise. Oh, and those with susspicious intentions in the Lib-Dem and Hoonservatives. Whay age do they want to drop sexual consent to? Six months!!!
I see the dissenters have found the delete button and are stifling open debate. It is clear from the correspondence that there is incredulity at what this man has said. Why? The dilution of sex laws and the wish to kill parental responsibility is so obvious that only the Labour voter could think otherwise. Oh, and those with susspicious intentions in the Lib-Dem and Hoonservatives. Whay age do they want to drop sexual consent to? Six months!!! Fat Flan
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6:51pm Fri 1 Jan 10

cyberpaul says...

Homosexuality was once illegal.
The it was legalised.
Then it became acceptable,
Nowadays it is fashionable.
I have decided to emigrate before it is made compulsory.
Homosexuality was once illegal. The it was legalised. Then it became acceptable, Nowadays it is fashionable. I have decided to emigrate before it is made compulsory. cyberpaul
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7:38pm Fri 1 Jan 10

TomRoberts says...

Cunningham is an idiot - another example of the politically correct 'game players' being promoted to positions way above their mental capabilities.
Cunningham is an idiot - another example of the politically correct 'game players' being promoted to positions way above their mental capabilities. TomRoberts
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8:17pm Fri 1 Jan 10

Roverthere says...

I would suggest the police enforce the law. They are not there to interpret it! Leave that to the courts.
I would suggest the police enforce the law. They are not there to interpret it! Leave that to the courts. Roverthere
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9:30pm Fri 1 Jan 10

sanpedro says...

With an election on the horizon oh for a chance to vote for a party that would outlaw politically correct and racial nonsense, bring back capital punishment for premeditated murder and birching for the thugs. cruel maybe but the crime rate would surely fall and before the do-gooders jump in remember the generations that that made Britain great were quite often caned for misdemeanours at school and still developed into normal people.
With an election on the horizon oh for a chance to vote for a party that would outlaw politically correct and racial nonsense, bring back capital punishment for premeditated murder and birching for the thugs. cruel maybe but the crime rate would surely fall and before the do-gooders jump in remember the generations that that made Britain great were quite often caned for misdemeanours at school and still developed into normal people. sanpedro
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11:21am Sat 2 Jan 10

onlyonesimongarner says...

why are you numpties commenting on a story published in October 2008
why are you numpties commenting on a story published in October 2008 onlyonesimongarner
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2:55pm Sat 2 Jan 10

Nostradamous says...

Hey onlyonesimongarner just mind your own f e c k i n g business.
Hey onlyonesimongarner just mind your own f e c k i n g business. Nostradamous
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3:26pm Sat 2 Jan 10

lsm says...

this is the man who tells is staff when to and when not to put members of the pubilc in the cells.
well i have news for him.
he should be in a cell a paded one what a clown this man is.
this is the man who tells is staff when to and when not to put members of the pubilc in the cells. well i have news for him. he should be in a cell a paded one what a clown this man is. lsm
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3:50pm Sat 2 Jan 10

pdb951 says...

Do only gay people have sex in public or am i missing something. All the comments seem to be aimed at them! If some people did not spend most of their time looking for people in bushes to ridicule there probably would'nt be many issues related to this subject. just like prostitution there should be places set aside for this type of thing and people who found it immoral could keep away and live happily ever after. Problem solved.
Do only gay people have sex in public or am i missing something. All the comments seem to be aimed at them! If some people did not spend most of their time looking for people in bushes to ridicule there probably would'nt be many issues related to this subject. just like prostitution there should be places set aside for this type of thing and people who found it immoral could keep away and live happily ever after. Problem solved. pdb951
  • Score: 1

7:26pm Sat 2 Jan 10

frank says...

what planet is this halfwit on. it's bad enough having to tolerate perverts drilling holes through the cubicle walls withouit having to use the loo without having to put up with people having sex in the next cubilcle.
what planet is this halfwit on. it's bad enough having to tolerate perverts drilling holes through the cubicle walls withouit having to use the loo without having to put up with people having sex in the next cubilcle. frank
  • Score: -1

7:29pm Sat 2 Jan 10

frank says...

cyberpaul wrote:
Homosexuality was once illegal.
The it was legalised.
Then it became acceptable,
Nowadays it is fashionable.
I have decided to emigrate before it is made compulsory.
the way this country is going pretty soon it will be illegal to be a normal white english male.
[quote][p][bold]cyberpaul[/bold] wrote: Homosexuality was once illegal. The it was legalised. Then it became acceptable, Nowadays it is fashionable. I have decided to emigrate before it is made compulsory.[/p][/quote]the way this country is going pretty soon it will be illegal to be a normal white english male. frank
  • Score: -1

7:29pm Sat 2 Jan 10

frank says...

cyberpaul wrote:
Homosexuality was once illegal.
The it was legalised.
Then it became acceptable,
Nowadays it is fashionable.
I have decided to emigrate before it is made compulsory.
the way this country is going pretty soon it will be illegal to be a normal white english male.
[quote][p][bold]cyberpaul[/bold] wrote: Homosexuality was once illegal. The it was legalised. Then it became acceptable, Nowadays it is fashionable. I have decided to emigrate before it is made compulsory.[/p][/quote]the way this country is going pretty soon it will be illegal to be a normal white english male. frank
  • Score: 0

8:15pm Sat 2 Jan 10

disgusted tunbridge wells says...

"Police Public Sex Environments"
Makes a nice change from "Evening all" what on Earth George Dixon will make of all this goodness only knows
"Police Public Sex Environments" Makes a nice change from "Evening all" what on Earth George Dixon will make of all this goodness only knows disgusted tunbridge wells
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8:18pm Sat 2 Jan 10

disgusted tunbridge wells says...

"the way this country is going pretty soon it will be illegal to be a normal white english male."
It's not illegal but you cannot join the police
"the way this country is going pretty soon it will be illegal to be a normal white english male." It's not illegal but you cannot join the police disgusted tunbridge wells
  • Score: 0

9:28am Sun 3 Jan 10

onlyonesimongarner says...

It is still a 2 /12 year old story your all getting worked up about though.

Not exactly Current News!!!
It is still a 2 /12 year old story your all getting worked up about though. Not exactly Current News!!! onlyonesimongarner
  • Score: 0

10:54am Sun 3 Jan 10

Fat Flan says...

onlyonesimongarner wrote:
It is still a 2 /12 year old story your all getting worked up about though.

Not exactly Current News!!!
Yes it it, for every parent, for every concerned adult and for everyone whose political representatives have destroyed the very foundations that family life was once based. Even in my career, those politically correct usual were promoted well ahead of others who stood their ground and raised the genuine issues, where personality took precidence over substance - and this is an issue of substance.
[quote][p][bold]onlyonesimongarner[/bold] wrote: It is still a 2 /12 year old story your all getting worked up about though. Not exactly Current News!!![/p][/quote]Yes it it, for every parent, for every concerned adult and for everyone whose political representatives have destroyed the very foundations that family life was once based. Even in my career, those politically correct usual were promoted well ahead of others who stood their ground and raised the genuine issues, where personality took precidence over substance - and this is an issue of substance. Fat Flan
  • Score: 0

12:25pm Sun 3 Jan 10

Davidoff says...

Anyone been to Spring Wood lately? Near Whalley to those who don't know it, over the junction top of Accrington Road; can't miss it!

That was once a popular haven for people to flail about in the undergrowth and find a couple of chavs copulating. Many a time a walker, out for a nice Sunday walk through the wood would come across another kind of wildlife - two having it off amongst the ferns. Not a nice thing to come across when out for a pleasant day's walk.
Anyone been to Spring Wood lately? Near Whalley to those who don't know it, over the junction top of Accrington Road; can't miss it! That was once a popular haven for people to flail about in the undergrowth and find a couple of chavs copulating. Many a time a walker, out for a nice Sunday walk through the wood would come across another kind of wildlife - two having it off amongst the ferns. Not a nice thing to come across when out for a pleasant day's walk. Davidoff
  • Score: 0

5:12pm Sun 3 Jan 10

TenerifeBlue says...

Public sex? So everyone who has written a comment here never had sex in the car when you were a courting couple, or the park behind the bushes.
This is a free country, so long as your not blantantly in full view of people were is the harm?
The police have much better things to do than ticking off consenting adults for having a quickie down a country lane
Public sex? So everyone who has written a comment here never had sex in the car when you were a courting couple, or the park behind the bushes. This is a free country, so long as your not blantantly in full view of people were is the harm? The police have much better things to do than ticking off consenting adults for having a quickie down a country lane TenerifeBlue
  • Score: 1

1:04pm Mon 4 Jan 10

Mike Costa says...

sanpedro wrote:
With an election on the horizon oh for a chance to vote for a party that would outlaw politically correct and racial nonsense, bring back capital punishment for premeditated murder and birching for the thugs. cruel maybe but the crime rate would surely fall and before the do-gooders jump in remember the generations that that made Britain great were quite often caned for misdemeanours at school and still developed into normal people.
Mike Costa says:

LOL !!
What a wag !!
[quote][p][bold]sanpedro[/bold] wrote: With an election on the horizon oh for a chance to vote for a party that would outlaw politically correct and racial nonsense, bring back capital punishment for premeditated murder and birching for the thugs. cruel maybe but the crime rate would surely fall and before the do-gooders jump in remember the generations that that made Britain great were quite often caned for misdemeanours at school and still developed into normal people.[/p][/quote]Mike Costa says: LOL !! What a wag !! Mike Costa
  • Score: 0

10:02pm Thu 7 Jan 10

barranquillabummer says...

As one of these so-called "deviants" who is rather partial to the occasional late night open air Boston Pancake, I really dont see what all this fuss is about. I for one fully support Deputy Chief Constable Cunningham and his liberal crusade, lets share a little love in this world and back his campaign to return our forests and woodlands to those who make the most creative use of them.
As one of these so-called "deviants" who is rather partial to the occasional late night open air Boston Pancake, I really dont see what all this fuss is about. I for one fully support Deputy Chief Constable Cunningham and his liberal crusade, lets share a little love in this world and back his campaign to return our forests and woodlands to those who make the most creative use of them. barranquillabummer
  • Score: 1

5:47pm Wed 24 Apr 13

britainnow says...

What ludicrous and ridiculous creatures modern humans are. Terrified of our naked anatomy (especially if it's male). So many just love to judge others whilst sitting on their high horse, spouting self righteously about what they perceive as "normal" behaviour and conduct, especially regarding sex (the most natural act, without which none of us would exist). Some of histories cultures were far more broad-minded than the close minded cultures of today with their ingrained religious influences constantly emphasizing the sin of sex and nudity.
What ludicrous and ridiculous creatures modern humans are. Terrified of our naked anatomy (especially if it's male). So many just love to judge others whilst sitting on their high horse, spouting self righteously about what they perceive as "normal" behaviour and conduct, especially regarding sex (the most natural act, without which none of us would exist). Some of histories cultures were far more broad-minded than the close minded cultures of today with their ingrained religious influences constantly emphasizing the sin of sex and nudity. britainnow
  • Score: 0

5:51pm Wed 24 Apr 13

britainnow says...

Humans are so hung-up. Thanks religion.
Humans are so hung-up. Thanks religion. britainnow
  • Score: 0

6:17pm Wed 24 Apr 13

britainnow says...

Opti is clearly a bigoted idiot with personal issues.

Akki clearly has no idea that homosexuality is legal in this country and adultery is not even on the statutes.

And of course we have the knee jerk reactionary comments conforming to the cultural "norm" from the usual clutch of idiots who are unable to think for themselves.
Opti is clearly a bigoted idiot with personal issues. Akki clearly has no idea that homosexuality is legal in this country and adultery is not even on the statutes. And of course we have the knee jerk reactionary comments conforming to the cultural "norm" from the usual clutch of idiots who are unable to think for themselves. britainnow
  • Score: 0
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