Extra-Judicial Punishment..?

… the issue has been a talking point at the area’s neighbourhood watch meetings at the Starting Gate pub, in Candle Meadow, Colwick.

Tony McCarthy, general manager at the pub, said: “There is a lot of joking about what goes off in the woods (Ed: Oo-er!), but there are a lot of people who want it stamped out.

“My biggest concern is that you have young families walking around the woods where people are exposing themselves. They do not want to see that.”

Well, no, I’m sure they don’t. So, how many arrests have the police made?


Notts police say they have not arrested or cautioned anyone for having sex at the park over the last 12 months, but have warned people, taken car registration numbers and sent letters to homes and employers.

I guess that qualifies as ‘action’ these days, does it?

Woe betide the errant spouse or partner who has to explain one of those letters landing on the doormat..!

A Post reporter visited both the Colwick Country Park car park, off the Colwick Loop Road and the car park on Racecourse Road yesterday afternoon.

Brave man!

While there, one parked vehicle flashed its headlights at the reporter. There were also a number of other parked vehicles with one person inside.

I guess this is the ‘he made his excuses and left’ bit?

This, however, isn’t quite so amusing:

Police have also sent letters about the issue to the home addresses and employers of individuals who are suspected of being at the park to engage in sexual activity, to deter them from returning.

Note that: ‘suspected of being’. And to employers..!?

Councillor David Mellen, a city councillor for the Dales ward, which covers Colwick Country Park, said: “This is a good example of neighbourhood policing in action, where residents raise an issue and police then take it seriously.”

Not if their way of ‘taking it seriously’ is to sidestep the judicial process and start issuing gossip as fact, no. It isn’t.

4 comments for “Extra-Judicial Punishment..?

  1. Tatty
    June 28, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Not if their way of ‘taking it seriously’ is to sidestep the judicial process and start issuing gossip as fact, no. It isn’t.

    Well, quite. The police have done no more than dodge the issue and snitch to someone else who *might* do something about it. 😐

    • June 29, 2012 at 5:18 am

      And, unless their employment contract is watertight, that something might get them in hot water, or might not.

  2. David A. Evans
    June 28, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Dorothy Malloy, 62, who has lived in Candle Meadow for 35 years, said: “I do not like thinking about it happening near our own doorstep.

    I hope the people next door don’t have sex, can’t get much closer than that.


    • June 29, 2012 at 5:19 am


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