CONCERNS have been raised about public sex gatherings at Huddersfield’s top beauty spot.
Police say they will respond to reports that voyeurs are congregating at Castle Hill for seedy dogging sessions.
Dogging involves groups of people meeting at secluded locations to take part in and watch sexual activity.
Sessions are increasingly being arranged online.
Sergeant John McFadzean, of Huddersfield South Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT), said the site had attracted doggers for as long as 30 years.
He added: "It was cordoned off until fairly recently, which made things difficult for them to get there.
"It has probably got worse recently because people are being moved on from other sites.
"Now that it’s getting dark earlier, it will probably become more of an issue."
As reported on Thursday, new proposals have been drawn up by developers the Thandi Partnership for a pub-restaurant at Castle Hill, which could mean the hill would be a visitor attraction even at night.
Almondbury councillor Ann Denham said something should be done to stop people using the hill for distasteful after-dark activities.
She said: "There’s a real interest in putting a barrier up to stop people getting up there."
Sgt McFadzean said the NPT would increase patrols in the area to keep an eye on the situation.