Wrexham beauty spots named on 'dogging' sex sites

Published date: 30 January 2013 |
Published by: Lois Hough
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BEAUTY spots across Wrexham are being used for public sex acts known as ‘dogging’.

The Leader has been made aware of specialist websites that are giving directions to known haunts in Gresford, Chirk, Coedpoeth and Gwersyllt.

The websites, which identify locations in the Wrexham area, have caused concern in the communities.

According to one website: “There’s no better place to go dogging than in Wrexham.

“Some of the best dogging sites in Gresford are the ones that only a handful of people know about.

“Lucky for you we’ve got a database full of them and we know the people that use them wind, rain or shine.”

Another website says: “Dogging has really taken off in Wrexham with doggers enjoying sex in car parks all over Wrexham.”

The Leader understands an area known as The Flash in Gresford is popular with couples.

One resident, who did not want to be named, said: “Quite often if you walk down past The Flash late at night you’ll see cars mysteriously parked up with steamy windows.

“I tend to cross the road if I see them parked there as, frankly, I don’t want to know what’s going on.

“But I’d hazard a guess that they’re not there to feed the ducks.”

One website suggested the car park behind Coedpoeth post office would be ideal for wild activity.

One user wrote: “Not exactly a dogging area per se, but you could probably get some done.”

While another website suggests Minera Mountain, a Rossett layby and Moss Valley Country Park, between Gwersyllt and Brynteg, would be fun to try.

Bryn Cefn councillor Barbara Roxburgh said: “People have said they have had their suspicions about drug taking in Moss Valley, but not this. It wouldn’t surprise me though. I would urge anyone with information to call police.”

It appears areas of Chirk, including Chirk Castle and Canal Wood, also draw doggers.

Chirk North councillor Ian Roberts added: “I have not received any complaints about this kind of activity, but will pass them onto the authorities if I do.”

Dogging is the practice of having sex in a public or semi-public place or watching others doing so.

The term comes from the excuse most often used when participants are caught out or challenged – they claim they were ‘walking the dog.’

In the UK, there are two laws in place that police could enforce – one is if the act causes a public nuisance and the other is when the act causes distress, harassment or alarm.

People face prosecution under the Public Order Act 1986, the Sexual Offences Act 2003 or the common law offence of outraging public decency.

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  1. Posted by: mfm103.4 at 09:52 on 30 January 2013 Report

    This is why I now read, they actually report stories of concern, not a couple having in off in a car, in the dark in the middle of nowhere- who cares! this has been going on for years and years around the uk, just because some busybody with a dirty mind and nothing better to do saw a couple sitting in car this = sex, get a life NIce coverage of the snow that effected wrehxam area too - this is a joke a news site

  2. Posted by: mfm103.4 at 09:54 on 30 January 2013 Report

    abd do tell us what site it is - could do with some fun on these boring winter evenings

  3. Posted by: st_elswhere at 10:12 on 30 January 2013 Report

    I would suggest that for around the last 100 years of people having cars there have been courting couples parked at the Flash steaming up the windows. Two councillors who had received no complaints, what a great story!

  4. Posted by: alidyl73 at 12:03 on 30 January 2013 Report

    Funny hw the Leader will allow comments for this non story but not for any article about the cuts BCUHB will be making to the NHS here in North Wales. Changes which are far more important as they will affect us all. If people want to freeze their bits off in a car park in Gresford, more fool them, like I am going to care!

  5. Posted by: stapler12 at 13:14 on 30 January 2013 Report

    Such a victorian article! Let them get on with it if it doesn't hurt anyone. Obviously the police have sensibly taken this approach.

  6. Posted by: truth hurts at 13:33 on 30 January 2013 Report

    WOW....a Leader article without 'Fury' or 'Anger' in the headline too! Love st elsewheres comment about the two councillors, probably the only sensible thing on this non story

  7. Posted by: Boycs at 14:01 on 30 January 2013 Report

    The above commenters are all pervs and sexually depraved. But who in the leader came across this website in the first place, and why?

  8. Posted by: Maceyratbags at 14:55 on 30 January 2013 Report

    LOL @ " I'd hazard a guess thery're not there to feed the ducks" ! Is that a euphemism?!

  9. Posted by: mfm103.4 at 15:26 on 30 January 2013 Report

    @ Boycs, or perhaps we have better things to do with our time than go spying on people we 'think' might be having a shag in a car. j

  10. Posted by: quaylad at 15:50 on 30 January 2013 Report

    @mfm103.4 - better things to do like complain about non-stories, get on with your life...

  11. Posted by: davesonnet at 16:07 on 30 January 2013 Report

    UGH ... as long as they dont leave orthrow their used items out the car.. they must be desperate ..the doers and the watchers

  12. Posted by: worldsgonemad at 19:27 on 30 January 2013 Report

    Now I know why it`s known as `The Flash` lol

  13. Posted by: cup cake at 20:39 on 30 January 2013 Report

    I was reading the "problem" page in a magazine, A girl was saying she went "dogging" and looked up to see her boss staring at her, and wondered if it was best to say nothing at work the next day......... CRINGE.

  14. Posted by: kevinweston at 21:04 on 30 January 2013 Report

    Is this something to do with WAG and the health crisis in North Wales?

  15. Posted by: klingpin at 21:45 on 30 January 2013 Report

    Right then. time to take the dog for a walk i think!!

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