The court heard that 59-year-old High arrived at the lay-by on August 24 this year at around 1am, some 20 minutes after the complainant. Prosecuting solicitor Darren Matravers said: “The male was dressed, or undressed, quite eccentrically, wearing a yellow builder’s hard hat and a high-visibility jacket that just covered the top of his thighs. “Below, he wore a black leather harness designed to expose his penis. He was also wearing boots.”
The police officers who later attended the scene said that High was also wearing a chain around his neck, and on the hard hat there was a sign indicating a men’s toilet. Mr Matravers said of the witness: “He did indicate that he himself has been there on various occasions for what would be described as general sexual purposes. “He recognised the male as someone who has attended that area in the past.”
According to Mr Matravers, the witness saw the defendant in the lay-by touching himself indecently. “At that time, the defendant tried on numerous occasions to catch my attention by coughing, parading up and down the lay-by,” he told the court. High, who has a previous conviction following a similar incident in 2002 which took place in the Wisley area, another site noted for outdoor sexual activity, was fined a total of £200. He entered and left court wearing a werewolf mask disguise.