A VANDALISED sign advertising a Sandhurst nature reserve as a top spot for illicit deeds has been removed by the council.

On Wednesday morning John Wilkinson was out jogging when he spotted an unusual sentence on the sign to Ambarrow Court.

In official-seeming Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) font, part of the sign read 'Bracknell Forest Council's Premier Dogging Location'.

"I had heard years ago it was known as a local meeting area for that sort of thing," explained Mr Wilkinson, who runs Bracknell Free Bootcamp.

"Its nice to see Bracknell Forest is catering for everyone's sexual diversity," he joked.

After the photo was shared on social media, BFC acted quickly to remove the graffiti.

Andrew Hunter, chief officer for planning, transport and countryside, said: "Our official council signage at Ambarrow Court was subject to an incident of graffiti, which was removed by our parks and countryside team on October 18.

"Our parks and countryside service works hard to maintain the borough's green spaces and instances such as this waste valuable time and resources which could be much better spent elsewhere.

"The council works closely with Thames Valley Police to reduce criminal activity and anti-social behaviour on its land and encourages anyone who suspects a criminal offence to contact Thames Valley Police on 101."

In the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, 452 arrests were made in the Thames Valley area for outraging public decency and exposure, a freedom of information request revealed.

Of those, 117 led to convictions.