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Couple thought bus shelter romp was ‘protected sex’

By Rob Banks
Crime Editor

An Ipswich couple caught romping in a town centre bus shelter told police they thought they were having protected sex.

Kane Mitchell and Chelsey Smith, both 23, were spotted on CCTV cavorting in the early hours in a shelter at the Tower Ramparts bus station near the town centre.

When officers arrives, Mitchell surprised them by claiming he had been warned to have protected sex, and assumed this meant keeping out of the rain.

All aboard: bus shelter romp stunned police

The randy couple pleaded guilty to outraging public decency when they appeared before Ipswich magistrates on Monday. They were each fined £100 and ordered to pay £50 costs.

Magistrates heard how unemployed Mitchell was caught with his tracksuit bottoms around his ankles, while Smith was pressed up against the inside of the glass wall smoking a cigarette.

A police insider said: “When the patrol interrupted them they couldn’t believe the pair genuinely thought keeping out of the rain was all that was required for protected sex.”

Mum-of-three Smith refused to speak to Suffolk Gazette reporters outside the court, but Mitchell said: “I’m not seeing Chelsey Smith anymore, and my wife is furious.”

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