Police told to ignore ‘dogging’ couples

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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