A mother shocked by seeing two half-naked men having sex while out walking the dogs with her daughter was told by police to take a different route in future.
Marie Cragg, 44, spoke of her disgust at the officers’ reaction and said she feared the woodland beauty spot would be turned into a no-go area for ordinary members of the public.
The men seen by Miss Cragg and her 18-year-old daughter Jessica were stripped from the waist down and carried on with their activities even after they knew they had been spotted.
…’They saw me and didn’t care and just carried on. I could have been a childminder with kids. I would rather go past a gang of hoodies - they are making the place seedy.’
But Mr Cunningham, who is also a spokesman on homosexual issues for the Association of Chief Police Officers, argues that offenders should only be prosecuted as a last resort because of the potential impact on their lives of making their activities public.
Miss Cragg, who also has a 21-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son with her partner, said police already seemed too tolerant.
It is the second time this year she has caught a pair of gay men having sex in the area, which is near a primary school.
‘When it happened again I just said to Jessica, ‘Oh my God!’,’ she added.
Lighten up, Lady. It’s all about freedom and sexual identity. And who in their right minds could be against that? Didn’t I see you at the last year’s gay pride parade downtown? Didn’t you vote for the liberal politician? Don’t you want to teach your children to be inclusive?