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Toilets Where Gay Men Meet.

THESE are the grubby public toilets where a 31-year-old man claims that he had sex with Ron Davies.

They are just yards from the busy M4 but are a favourite pick up place for gay men.

A homosexual couple have also claimed they have seen Mr Davies at a well- known cruising spot in woods near his home in Draethen, mid Glamorgan. The toilets are known to police who have raided the mock Cotswold stone building several times.

The vice squad made a dawn swoop after complaints from the public that men were performing sex acts on picnic tables near the toilet block in broad daylight. Several arrests were made.

The graffiti daubed toilets are in a layby off the A46 at Tormarton, Gloucestershire, but are shielded from the main road by grassy banks with bushes.

There is a car park nearby which is used by families taking picnic breaks on long journeys.

In his criticism of media coverage of the scandal, Mr Davies said: "Everybody has a fundamental right to a private life. I am no exception.

"The fact that I have acknowledged a serious lapse of judgment in a particular situation is not an excuse for the media to pay money to any liar who comes along and claims to know me.

"I refuse to respond to the detail of this complete nonsense and urge people to judge me on what I have done in office and not on the fabricated fantasises of the vicious and corrosive press."
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Author:Shaw, Adrian
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 2, 1998
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