Here’s a story you don’t hear of every day.
At 3.50pm on Sunday (8 August), Isle of Wight Police were called to the beach at Shanklin Esplanade after some members of public contacted the police as two people appeared to be involved in a sexual act on the beach.
A 49-year-old woman from Redhill, Surrey, and a 72-year-old man, originally from the Derby area, were both arrested on suspicion of being involved in an act of outraging public decency.
They were taken to Newport Police Station for questioning and bailed until 26 September pending further enquiries.
Did you see anything?
The investigating officers would like to speak with members of the public who had been on Shanklin beach on Sunday afternoon, but didn’t give the police a statement.
If you were on the beach but didn’t give a witness statement to the police yet they’re asking you to call Shanklin Police Station on 101.
From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call the police on 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.