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Gay cruisers targeted by ‘violent robber’

PinkNews Staff Writer July 9, 2010
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Gay men meeting for sex in a Kent woodland are apparently being targeted by a robber armed with a crowbar.

The RSPB carpark at Tudeley Woods near Tonbridge is a popular meeting spot for outdoor sex and several people have reportedly been a victim of the man.

According to the Kent and Sussex Courier, one victim posted on the internet this week to say that the man seemed “very violent and disturbed”.

The alleged victim wrote: “He cruises guys from a distance and then threatens them with a weapon.

“I thought he was going to kill me, but he ran off with £25 after seriously threatening me with a crowbar.

“He has done this before, as I learned from some other guys.”

He described the man as being dressed like a builder in combat trousers and said he drove a white car.

Local police say they have received no reports of anyone being threatened with a crowbar in the woods, although men meeting for sex in secluded areas are unlikely to report crimes.

There are no laws which specifically state that having sex in a public place is illegal.

Police may charge cruisers with “outraging public decency” but this is usually reserved for persistent offenders or when activity has been viewed by members of the public.

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