An outraged resident is calling for action on a dogging hotspot located just five miles from Kingston upon Hull city centre.
A 58 year old woman, who walks along the site which is a the foot of the massive Humber Bridge just off Livingstone Road in Hessle, says she regularly sees strangers meeting for sex.
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said “This dogging takes place along the river’s edge. The last two or three years have been the worst I have ever known it and I’ve lived here for more than thirty years. Men are sometimes even queuing up.”
The woman continued “It is hardly a good advert for the area. People could visit Hull and then come to see the Humber Bridge and see people doing this. Something needs to be done, but I worry that if something is done, they will just move on to a different site in the area.”
The view from Humberside Police? PC Andy White, of Kirk Ella Police Station in Hull, said: “We received the call about the problems and acted upon it. I went down to the site and spoke to a few people. I’ve been on to East Riding Council and they are going to cut the trees back.”
Where exactly is this dogging spot? It’s at a place called Hessle Haven (haven as in harbour) on Livingstone Road in Hessle. The wooded “picnic” area is very near to what used to be the Ferry Boat Inn (so named as it’s where the ferry across the River Humber used to come in) and is now an Italian restaurant called San Luca. It’s listed in this Dogging in Humberside guide which is part of the comprehensive Guide to Dogging in the UK.