Melbourne, Mar 24 (ANI): It has emerged that six thousand trees were chopped down at a beautiful place in Britain in a move to discourage strangers from having sex in the woods.
According to the Lancashire Telegraph, the tree-felling program was ordered initially by the local government after a health and safety survey of the 12-hectare area in Darwen, northwest England.he survey found the trees were old and at risk of falling on the A666 road, known locally as The Devil's Highway.
But Sergeant Mark Wilson, from the neighbourhood policing team, revealed that cutting the trees would help reduce incidents of "dogging", which is British slang for strangers having sex in a semi-public place while others look on.
"It's an on-going problem and very worrying for members of the public," News.com.au quoted Sergeant Wilson as saying.
"It's far too early to tell if cutting the trees back has had any impact on the dogging situation, but we'll be paying regular attention to the area," he said.
Area councillor Jean Rigby said it had quietened down a lot since the felling program. (ANI)