A FOOTPATH by a police station, fields next to an historic abbey and a famous Midland beauty spot are all on a list of sites where strangers meet for sex in front of seedy spectators.

The kinky practice – know as ‘dogging’ – involves adventurous couples performing sex acts in cars or in secluded areas while others watch.

The activity falls through a legal loophole – because it is not an offence to have sex in public unless it is witnessed by someone who is “outraged” by the goings-on.

Sunday Mercury researchers have found hundreds of dogging sex sites spread across the Midlands, some of them in remarkable places.

They include a footpath between Homer Road and Prince’s Way in the centre of affluent Solihull, West Midlands – right next to the town’s POLICE STATION.

According to one dogging website, here there is a “small area to one side of the path which couples use, a classic dogging spot”.

In Gloucestershire, raunchy ramblers are getting their kicks in view of Tewkesbury’s 12th-century Benedictine abbey.

“On the vineyards behind the abbey,” suggest users of the site. “This is a quiet scenic location near the beautiful historic abbey. All types of doggers are present – single males and females, couples, gays, transvestites and transsexuals.”