Thursday, 14 March 2013
Dogging as Bad Character
The Philpott case continues to rumble on and without getting into the details at this stage, it does strike me as interesting that dogging has featured throughout the case as a way of establishing 'bad character'. The latest aspect is - as the Sun reports today - that the man (who is accused of killing 6 of his 17 children in a fire) took his wife dogging as a way to cope with the deaths. I'll explore these themes further when the trial is concluded, but I thought it worth noting the bad character aspect now. I'm not aware of another case using dogging activity in this way.