Sussex Police have accidentally encouraged residents to visit a website offering links to hardcore gay pornography and police strippers.

The force were trying to promote their Operation Beat Sweep, a programme to tackle anti-social behaviour from gun crime to grime on a leaflet.

But instead of recommending residents visit their website www.sussex.police.uk, they printed the website address as www.sussexpolice.co.uk, a domain name owned by an unrelated party that utlises it to promote links to gay pornographic websites.

The domain name is registered to Zaibatsu Inc, which lists a Moscow address. The advertising links on the website are sold by Google via domain parking firm Name Drive.

It is likely that the pornographic links are displayed due the “sex” in Sussex. The combination of “police” and “sex” in the same keyword is likely to explain why police strippers are advertised.

Resident, Lucy Daley, of Haywards Heath is quoted in the press as being: “absolutely horrified” by the advertising.

“It certainly wasn’t what I had been expecting, and I’m just glad I got there first before my kids decided to take a look,” she said.
“I can’t believe this leaflet even got to the stage of being printed and posted through people’s doors. Did nobody check it at any stage of the process?”

A Sussex Police insider is quoted in the Daily Star saying: “It’s very embarrassing. Hopefully not too many people will try to visit the site. We’re looking at ways of preventing this type of thing happening in the future.”