Outrage over sex in the park couple

Residents complaining about Artillery Fields after a couple had sex in broad daylight in front of children.
Residents complaining about Artillery Fields after a couple had sex in broad daylight in front of children.
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OUTRAGED residents were horrified to see a couple having sex in broad daylight in front of a group of children in a Wisbech park.

Now residents living near Tillery Field – off Alexandra Road/King’s Walk – say “enough is enough” and are calling for action following the latest incident.

Residents complaining about Artillery Fields after a couple had sex in broad daylight in front of children.

Residents complaining about Artillery Fields after a couple had sex in broad daylight in front of children.

The 13-year-old boy who called police at 3.50pm on Sunday saw the whole incident.

He said the woman had come into the park shouting and was shortly afterwards joined by a man carrying a bag of beer. They sat together and talked for a few minutes, then allegedly began to have sex on the floor, naked from the waist down.

The boy, who had been in the park with a group of friends aged between 14 and 16, said: “I was really shocked. There were little kids in the park.

“I called the police and even they didn’t believe me at first. They thought it was a prank call. When they came, the man looked at them then just carried on.”

A 30-year-old man living in Wisbech and a 36-year-old woman, of March, have both been charged with outraging public indecency. They were due to appear at King’s Lynn Magistrates Court yesterday (Tuesday).

Another resident said there have been a lot of problems surrounding the park. She claimed her daughter found a dirty needle and added there is an issue with alcohol cans and bottles.

She said: “What can we do to get this to stop? It’s unbelievable. One lady is selling her house because she can’t take it anymore. Another of my neighbours has to put her bins down her alley to stop people using it as a toilet.

“It’s just drugs, alcohol and sex there. It has to stop.”

Cllr Michael Hill, who lives near the park, agreed there are problems that were being looked at.

Cllr Hill said: “We know they are doing drugs and the police are aware. The drinking can be bad sometimes and it’s not just foreigners – there are groups of English teenagers who make quite a lot of noise as well.”

But good news for residents is that a mobile CCTV camera will be put up in the park in the near future.

Cllr Jonathan Farmer would like to see permanent CCTV in the park and called for Fenland Council to consider it, as it would make the job of the police much easier.