Police should ‘ignore’ couples caught dogging – having sex outdoors – unless members of the public complain, a report said yesterday.
Officers are also being advised to reduce ‘knee jerk’ reactions when they catch gay men having sex in public toilets.
Instead, police should focus on busting organised outdoors meets by researching sex forums on the web.
Michael Cunningham, ACPO lead on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues and deputy chief constable of Lancashire constabulary, drafted the 21-page ‘policing public sex environments’ proposals.
He said the guidelines – issued to Britain’s 51 police forces – are being introduced because previous methods have failed, according to force magazine Police Review