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Concerned Mother Warns Off Doggers

Wednesday September 25 2013

We Are Barnsley We Are Barnsley

A CONCERNED mother made a cardboard sign warning off doggers after catching two people having sex in a car outside her home.

Mother-of-three Marie Owen, 27, put the triangular sign on a lamp post at the end of Wentworth View reading: 'This is a child-friendly area, not a doggin' spot! Have respect and, by the way, smile you're on CCTV ya filthy b******s!'

Dogging is a clandestine practice involving participants having sex in cars in secluded areas while being watched by spectators. This wasn't what Marie saw but she said she was moved to make the sign after witnessing a public sex act from her first floor flat window at about 10pm.

She said: "I've got three kids aged five, three and one and I looked out of my window because I usually have it open when I'm smoking. I saw this car there with a bloke in the driver's seat and a woman in the passenger's seat.

"You could see they were messing about and then the bloke got out and went to the passenger seat. Then I could see the car wobbling. But all it takes is for one of my children to get up for a drink or something. I can't have this outside my house."

PCSO Matt Shaughnessy, of the Wombwell Safer Neighbourhood Team, said he was aware there had been dogging going on in Wombwell but had not received any reports from Wentworth View.

"We're aware of a car park in Broomhill that's used and we pay particular attention to that but you would think people would go out of the way a bit further than Wentworth View," he said.

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Reply Posted by Just Me on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 11:06
Filthy creatures no respect for others KEEP YA SEXY TIME TO YOURSELVES !!!

Reply Posted by Haha on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 11:12
Haha 'I usually have it open when I'm smoking' and she has 3 kids?! Perfect parent eh!!

Reply Posted by me on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 11:13
think its just as wrong to smoke in a house or falt where children are, even with a window open. what these people are doing is wrong but at least it wont give them cancer.
fumes still blow back into the building, with over 2000 chemicals for the poor children to breath in.
increased risk of infection athsma and many other illnesses.

pot calling kettle if you ask me, childrens mental health versus a childs physical health.

Reply Posted by Janice on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 11:15
More attention seeking than the doggers.

10pm at night and if the kids had happened to get up and happened to look out of the window and happened to know what a wobbling car could indicate... FFS summat and nowt story or what?

How many people have parked up when courting when you had nowhere else to go? It's hardly gangs of doggers performing live sex shows!

Reply Posted by Haha on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 11:16
I agree me! And then there's the swearing on the sign, but she's done it all for the kids! Yeah ok!

Reply Posted by loonyllama on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 11:26
Hmmmm well it does say Barnsley is the place for people to come together *LOL* -

Reply Posted by sid on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 11:36
FGSAKE. Leave the woman alone! Who on here would like it ii this was happening on your doorstep. Its just not right. God,some folk on here are flipping ridiculous. Who wouldn't do something to stop it. Hells bells an all that! To bring the smoking issue into it is small minded,nit picking and shows how far some folk can get their heads up their own bumholes!

Reply Posted by Dave on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 12:18
Nit picking and small minded for bringing the smoking issue into it? She was the one that stated she was smoking. She was the one that brought smoking into it and if you think a car rocking at night is worse than giving your kids cancer through your own selfish actions then you're as daft as she is.

Reply Posted by jan on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 11:42
here here sid

Reply Posted by maxine on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 11:47
I totally agree with you sid. What's wrong with some of you ppl?? Like a pack of hungry hound dogs you are. The woman smoking has nothing to do with the situation, although btw would you rather her go outside to smoke n leave the kids alone? Mind your own business and stick the the story! The woman has taken it upon herself to do something about a selfish and disgusting incident that shouldn't be happening on any street or residential area. If you want to have sex in a car then go ahead and enjoy it, but at least find a private lane or field to park in, you stupid idiots!

Reply Posted by lol on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 12:03
I love barnsley...and it's people

Reply Posted by DR.Strangelove on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 12:37
your calling them filthy b******s yet you are filming them on cctv.does that make you a voyer?apparently dogging as it says in the story is when people are been watched having sex and you are watching them so by you watchig them you are making them doggers, also why not take car regestration and report them?

Reply Posted by michelle on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 13:40
just because the woman commented that she was smoking at the window does not imply that she was watching... she simply said she was having a smoke at the window when she saw a car parked outside.... not been funny but if i saw a strange car parked outside mine with 2 people who looked like they were up to no good id be wondering what they were doing too, but obviously in this case the lady was in for a shock when she saw what she saw... n as for cctv, who said she was filming it herself? haven't you heard of home security etc... obviously there is camera's on the building of the flats for security purpose's and that is why she said they were on cctv.... and as for the smoking causes asthma comment above... asthma is passed on throughout the family (genetic)... my parents never smoked and i became asthmatic aged 8, my eldest son is also asthmatic so saying smoking causes it, no it doesn't... and as stated above at least she opened the window and did it respectfully... she could have just left her kids alone while she went for a smoke but didn't.... trouble with people these days they easily speculate before knowing the full facts of something and this is where it always goes wrong and gets out of hand with unwanted comments... and for those of you who say they were not doing anything wrong, ask yourself this... would you pull up on a street that you no houses alot of kids and start getting intimate knowing people can see? i certainly wouldn't and as the saying goes there's a time and a place for things like that.....

Reply Posted by lis on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 14:41
boring boring boring...same old people on same old bandwagon...the smoking police. just cos you smoke does not mean you will get cancer and making an issue of it is just goading for arguments. the whole point of this article is that this women is making a stand against people dogging outside her house, kids or no kids its not something i would want outside my house. good on her i say :-)

Reply Posted by LV on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 14:49
If this were happening on my doorstep I'd go out and tap on the window and tell them to piss off!

As for the smoking in the house, would you rather her go downstairs and stand outside to smoke? Leaving the 3 children inside without supervision? Yes in a perfect world she shouldn't smoke as she has children - but how many people can honestly say "I quit smoking when we had a child" seriously?!

As for "all it takes is for one of my children to get up for a drink or something" are the windows so low in the flat that your young children would be able to easily see out and down to the road? While ever the issue stands if one of your children does get up and happens to see the culprits if they ask what is going on tell them they're dancing in the car - they won't know any better - children of that age shouldn't be made aware of behaviors like this, ideally people shouldn't have to make such excuses but there are times when it is necessary to protect the innocence of the children in cases such as this.

Reply Posted by Annoyed on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 15:05
It's always the same on here. A bunch of 'holier-than-thou' tosspots picking holes in other people's lives. SO WHAT IF SHE WAS SMOKING? She has the good sense to open her window and smoke there. There are worse crimes than having an occasional cigarette at her own window, in her own home, when her kids are in bed.... And last time I checked, smoking in your own home wasn't illegal. Whereas 'dogging' and public indecency most definitely ARE.

Reply Posted by lyndon on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 15:50
well put annoyed couldn't agree more

Reply Posted by michelle on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 15:58
riteo.... why on earth would anyone be "well jel"? im sorry but getting intimate outside wer the thrill of ppl watching is sick... if ya like that sort of thing n get a kick art of it why not do it in ya own home and have an open house? why the need to do it on the street?? sad really... there just ppl who like attention seeking for there own thrills... i hope they do get caught cos they will pay for there actions (just like the couple who performed a sex act in barnsley bus station did).... if ppl think that this is ok then ya may aswell say its ok for ppl to walk down street flashing there bits off at young children and perving.... people need to wake up and open there eyes to reality...

Reply Posted by DR.strangelove on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 16:51
well bottom line is if she didn't smoke she wouldn't have been at the window and wouldn't have seen them so its cos she smokes she ended up seeing it.

Reply Posted by lyndon on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 17:39
yeah thats right don't smoke in your own house cos you might encourage doggers. Very strange owd love

Reply Posted by Dan on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 17:56
I think it's just a smoke screen get a LIFE everybody

Reply Posted by lyndon on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 20:52
ha the holier- than- thou busybodies look even more stupid now

Reply Posted by Swifty on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 21:55
Marie next time these diggers come find your local councillors telephone number. You can get there home numbers from Town hall give them a ring 24/7.

Let them earn there thousands they are paid. And if you can find a policeman/ or woman they might be able to help. Having said that the Police don't go round thar part of the estate.

Reply Posted by Marie on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 22:05
Thanks guys xxx

Reply Posted by DR.strangelove on Thursday September 26 2013 at 11:09
they've removed my last post too as i realised i didn't put LOL after the smoking comment.

Reply Posted by its me on Thursday September 26 2013 at 14:49
How come you have three kids in the flat when they are only for single people?

Reply Posted by T on Thursday September 26 2013 at 16:14
She's trying to do the right thing but should have thought about how to present it. For example the sign shouldn't have the B******S wrote like that or the word itself. And she should have also said: "As I was closing the blinds after putting my kids to bed I noticed a strange car parked with 2.... and so on."

@Swifty your spot on there mate! Give them a call!

Reply Posted by wtf on Thursday September 26 2013 at 22:17
bet your a silly little girl with the IQ of a fish finger

Reply Posted by Marie on Thursday September 26 2013 at 23:00
Naomi, I'm actually married to the biological father of all three of my kids. Have been married for nearly 5 years. Not every parent is on benefits ! Do us all a favour and stop assuming and do yourself a favour and stop embarrassing yourself!!!

Reply Posted by Marie on Thursday September 26 2013 at 23:02
WTF... I hope your comment was directed at that Naomi. If so... I completely agree mate

Reply Posted by Rabbit on Thursday September 26 2013 at 23:05
(It's me) should know that Marie lives in a three bedroom apartment and not a skanky 'flat'!!! TY

Reply Posted by wtf on Thursday September 26 2013 at 23:38

Reply Posted by Miss.N on Friday September 27 2013 at 08:02
Child friendly area but puts swearing on sign... right.

Reply Posted by Marie on Friday September 27 2013 at 08:13
No matter where you go, you here swearing on the streets and tv. Some people have their priorities all wrong. The slightly blanked swear word is of no relevance to the situation. It was simply me getting my thoughts out there