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Police tell men using Brighton cruising spot to ‘#zipitup’

September 11, 2014

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Sussex Police have increased patrols at a popular cruising spot in Brighton.

The Argus reports on Tuesday, the force’s LGBT team led by PC Rich Bridger and Rory Smith, tweeted: “Still issues at Dukes Mound – 1 fixed penalty and several warnings issued yesterday afternoon. Please act responsibly! #zipitup.”

A force spokesman said the tweet was in response to daytime sexual activity reported by members of the public.

During Tuesday afternoon, a police patrol found a male engaged in a sexual act as others looked on.

He was given a fixed penalty notice for causing harassment, alarm and distress.

Several other people were issued with warnings.

Officers reported a number of members of the public passing through Dukes Mound opposite Brighton beach at the time, including a man with a young child thought to be under five.

PC Rich Bridger said: “In response to reports of daytime sexual activity from members of the public, we have increased daytime patrols of the Dukes Mound area.

“These patrols will continue, and people breaking the law will be dealt with accordingly.”

Earlier this month, Brighton and Hove City Council denied claims it had been deliberately allowing the bushes to grow at Dukes Mound in order to hide sexual activity.

 

More: Brighton, brighton and hove, Dukes Mound, England, police, sussex police

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