Police appeal for witnesses after video shared of ‘public sex act’

Officers investigating source of video of incident in Bicester, Oxfordshire

Peter Stubley
Wednesday 22 May 2019 13:10 BST
The alleged incident took place in a park yards away from Bicester town centre
The alleged incident took place in a park yards away from Bicester town centre (PA Archive/PA Images)

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man and a woman were filmed apparently “engaging in a sexual act” in public.

The video footage was shared online following the incident at a park in the market town of Bicester, Oxfordshire.

It shows a man walking a baby in a pram yards away from the couple lying on the grass in Pingle Field. A church cemetery can be seen in the background.

Thames Valley Police launched an investigation into an alleged offence of outraging public decency after viewing the film online on Friday.

The force are also investigating the source of the video.

Officers asked the public not to share the film and urged anyone who has seen it to report it online as “inappropriate content”.

“We would like to speak to anyone who was a witness to this incident,” said Detective Inspector Jon Capps, based at Banbury police station.

“This happened in daylight hours in a very public area, and we believe there were many witnesses to this offence who have yet to come forward to police.

“We would also like to speak to the person who filmed the incident to assist with this investigation.

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“Incidents of this nature are rare but we would like to remind and encourage anyone who witnesses incidents of this nature to report it to the Police.”

It is believed the offence took place at some point on 11 May. The film was published online by The Sun on Friday night.

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