A Tory grandee and a friend of the Queen had to call in the police after his estate has become overrun – by gay doggers.
Sir Beville Stanier, nephew of the late Sir John Miller who was in charge of the Royal household, claims he has been plagued by homosexuals who use his land for sex.
Sir Benville, who now runs his late uncle’s 2,000 Shotover Estate, near Oxford, even called in the police and local authorities in a bid to deter the doggers.
He has called for more police officers to patrol a layby on the A40 near Forest Hill which is used by doggers to access his estate.
Oxfordshire County Council fixed the chain-link fence which had been broken by doggers but refused to erect large fences.
Sir Benville forked out thousands of pounds in clearing undergrowth to make it harder for doggers to conceal themselves.
But the peer, who recently became engaged to curtain maker Nerena Stephenson, says his estate is still a dogging hotspot.
Sir Benville, 76, said: ”I really feel Oxfordshire County Council should have done something better to alleviate the problem.
”I know everyone is facing cuts but I thought they would have put up a decent bit of fencing.
”It’s an improvement, but it’s a minor improvement. It needs a proper fence, a higher fence than the one we have got.
”They haven’t done a proper job. The repairs they have done are very rudimentary. Anyone with a pair of pliers can cut it open again.
”There were three places where the fence was broken but all they have done is bend the chain link fence back round.”
Oxfordshire County Council refuse to replace a chain-link fence, saying it is just a ”boundary marker”.
Spokesman Marcus Mabberley said: ”It is not the council’s responsibility to put up fences using taxpayers’ money to protect privately-owned land.
”This fence is a boundary marker and is therefore not just there to purely act as a barrier.
”Indeed, the fence is not continuous and subsequently does not act as a barrier as it is separated by a footpath that gives access from the lay-by into the estate.
”If it had not been damaged in the first place then it would have not have needed to be repaired.”
Pc Paul Gregory, of Thames Valley police, said patrols of the area would be stepped up.
He said: ”We will continue to make sure we have a visible police presence at the site.
”The layby has been on the police’s patrol plans for years and we’ve been working with the council and Terrence Higgins Trust to try and educate people who meet at the location and encourage them to take their activities elsewhere.”
Sir Benville Stanier took over the running of the estate which belonged to his uncle Sir John Miller.
Sir John Miller was the Queen’s crown equerry between 1967 and 1987. He died in May 2006 aged 87.
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