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Police target naked men 'frolicking' in wood

By Katia Harston, Chief Reporter Friday 26th July 2013

A rural hotspot, known for dogging, is being targeted by police following complaints about naked gay men seen 'frolicking' in woodland at West Bretton.


Village councillors have asked police to step up patrols in the Green Lane area after they received reports from the public about naked men spotted in woods near the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.


The problem was raised at a parish council meeting this month, which was chaired by Coun Mike Hofton.


"It's an area a lot of people pass through for dog walking because there is a back entrance to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park," he said.


"It's a well-used pathway. It's quite secluded but you can get vehicles down there.


"At various times for the last three to four years now people have reported there has been adult activities going off in the the woods and reports of naked men in there.


"It quietened down for a while and recently restarted again."


Coun Hofton said the secluded area wasn't just attracting gay men but also heterosexual couples. He put the spike in activity down to the warm weather.


"Some people have said it is gay people and some have said it is couples," he said.


"The police were informed and have said they are going to try and concentrate on that area, and are starting mounted patrols."

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Posted by David Urioj I Sat 27th Jul 2013 at 7:47am

The ? police are doing mounting patrols and going in the back way!

Posted by Black Pan I Sat 27th Jul 2013 at 11:04am

Where is Green Lane. The problem is on Top Lane West Bretton and Litherop Lane just down Denby Dale Road.

Posted by Mary Lipscombe I Mon 29th Jul 2013 at 4:37pm

Gay or straight it won't be a pretty sight and should be stopped.

Posted by JBBlackett I Tue 30th Jul 2013 at 12:03am

Folk frolicking naked in that damp park should really get a right bollicking. But it may have been a couple of innocents alcoholicking or horlicking and perhaps risking a colicking

Posted by Alyson I Wed 31st Jul 2013 at 8:03pm

It dies not sound any different when students roamed the woods doing just the same LOL.

Posted by John I Fri 2nd Aug 2013 at 4:45pm

Disgraceful: If God had intended men to frolic around naked they would have been born naked !

Posted by Swifty I Sat 3rd Aug 2013 at 11:35pm

John you are born naked. What are you on .

Posted by Blue I Sat 3rd Aug 2013 at 11:39pm
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Posted by fatbuilder I Sun 11th Aug 2013 at 6:26pm

Stopping the problem is easy, charge for parking, pay and display then issue some tickets to the uphill gardeners if they do not conform?

Posted by Sylvia I Mon 12th Aug 2013 at 6:24pm

Has that report been written by Benny Hill? ;)

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