Police charge man over sex with traffic cone

A man caught performing an indecent act on a traffic cone has been charged by police.

The 33-year-old has been charged with breach of the peace after police received reports that the man was engaging in a sexual act with the cone at the bottom of Calton Hill on Tuesday night. Alarmed passers-by called police and said they had seen a man trying to have sex with a traffic cone.

Officers from Gayfield police station attended and found the 33-year-old committing the offence.

A police spokesman confirmed police had been called to an incident at Calton Road on Tuesday evening and said a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

The area around Calton Hill has caused controversy in recent years after becoming notorious as a venue for open air sex.

Residents’ groups, councillors and health activists have joined calls for people to have more respect for the area.

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