A MAN caught performing an indecent act on a traffic cone has been charged by police.
The 33-year-old has been charged with breach of the peace after police received reports that the man was engaging in a sexual act with the cone at the bottom of Calton Hill on Tuesday night. Alarmed passers-by called police and said they had seen a man trying to have sex with a traffic cone.
Officers from Gayfield police station attended and found the 33-year-old committing the offence.
A police spokesman confirmed police had been called to an incident at Calton Road on Tuesday evening and said a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.
The area around Calton Hill has caused controversy in recent years after becoming notorious as a venue for open air sex.
Residents’ groups, councillors and health activists have joined calls for people to have more respect for the area.