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Lol @ the bloke in womens knickers running out of the bushes near West Park...that car park nearby used to be a dogging hotspot didn't it? Or so I heard...:lol:

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Lol @ the bloke in womens knickers running out of the bushes near West Park...that car park nearby used to be a dogging hotspot didn't it? Or so I heard...:lol:

Apparently so...definitely the funniest thing I have ever seen while out and about and to think all six of us there that day had all our camera gear on us and NONE of us got any photos of the man in question! I think we were in too much bemused shock to know what to do....

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