Humberside Police issues ‘dogging’ warning

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People gathering for sex in lay-bys along a main road in East Yorkshire are being given warning leaflets by police.

Officers have been monitoring the area along the A165 near Coniston after complaints about so-called “dogging”.

Humberside Police said 18 people had been spoken to in one month. Some were found half-dressed, but claimed to be there for “legitimate reasons”.

Hedges have been cut down to deter would-be participants.

The force said it was responding to concerns expressed by residents in the small village of Coniston, which is outside Hull.

Although the area is rural, there are a number of houses near to where the leaflets have been issued on the A165, which runs between Hull and Bridlington.

The force told residents their investigations had discovered a number of people at the sites.