Police up toilet sex patrols

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Claims that sex acts have been taking place in a public toilet in Long Melford have led to increased police patrols in the area.

A man, who did not wish to be identified, claimed he had entered the public toilets in Cordell Road to find two men, aged between 50 and 70, engaging in a sex act.

The man said he left the building immediately but witnessed a number of men visiting the toilets at around 1pm on two other days over the last two weeks.

Sergeant Kevin Horton, from Suffolk Police, said: “We have been contacted by a member of the public reporting inappropriate behaviour in the public toilets in Cordell Road and, while we have not received any other complaints at this stage, we will be increasing patrols in the area in order to assess the issue.

“We would encourage anyone who witnesses any suspicious activity to call police immediately.”

Long Melford Parish Council is responsible for the Cordell Road toilets, after Babergh District Council withdrew funding for their upkeep due to budget cuts in April.

Gifford Lewis, parish clerk, said the council and its toilet contractor would increase spot checks at the toilets.