Man fined £300 after breaking Covid lockdown rules to watch couple dogging at Oxfordshire beauty spot
A MAN has been fined £300 after breaking coronavirus lockdown rules to watch a couple dogging at an Oxfordshire beauty spot.
Daniel Lewis, 24, was discovered in a car with two other men watching a couple enjoy the steamy session in Stoke Wood car park, near Bicester.
The Oxford Mail reports that the incident took place on May 17 – meaning Lewis broke strict lockdown rules which banned gatherings of more than two people.
Lewis was found guilty at Oxford Magistrate's Court of watching sexual activity in public – commonly known as dogging.
Though dogging is not strictly illegal, anyone caught in the act or watching it take place can be charged under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
Offences generally fall under laws relating to indecent exposure, gross indecency or acts of public lewdness.
Lockdown has led to an uptick in dogging and outdoor sex.
According to dating website DatingRoo, there has been an 85% increase in people searching for outdoor hookup spots over the last year.
Last month, The Sun reported how horny couples were scoring at a dogging spot next to Watford FC's stadium in North London.
The Championship club’s Vicarage Road ground is popular online for those interested in public sex.
And MyLondon reports that there are 31 popular dogging spots in South London which have been posted online.
These include well-known landmarks such as the O2 Arena and Wimbledon Common.
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