Cops investigating shocking images of a woman performing a sex act on a dinosaur model at a kids park have identified a suspect.
The explicit image – described as an “all time low” – shows the woman naked from the waist down straddling the T-Rex model in Exmouth, United Kingdom last week.
The model of a baby T-Rex in an egg is part of the Exmouth Dino Trail in Devon.
Sergeant Richard Stonecliffe, from Exmouth Police, said: “We are still continuing our investigations and we have now identified the woman in the photographs who we will be speaking to.”
Officers are yet to charge anyone related to the horrific images.
East Devon District Council have deep cleaned the dinosaur statue with “strong disinfectant”.
A spokesperson for the authority told the Express and Echo: “We are shocked and dismayed at this appalling act of gross indecency to one of the dinosaur models in the dinosaur trail organised and installed by Exmouth Town Council in collaboration with Exmouth Town Team & Tourism Forum and ourselves.
“The trail has been a huge success with visitors and the local community alike, especially with children, which makes this behaviour by an adult all the more deplorable.
“We understand that the town council, as owners of the dinosaurs, have already contacted the police and that the appropriate action will be taken.
“We have instructed our StreetScene team to clean the dinosaur thoroughly using a strong disinfectant. “We would like to encourage people to continue to visit this wonderful attraction.”
They added: “However, we would also like to remind the public that the dinosaurs are for looking at only and should not be touched or climbed on.”
Parents have reacted with horror to the image which was posted on social media.
One parent said: “I worry as children play with these dinosaurs, I was disgusted.
“I feel sick to think that children are anywhere near that.”
The model had already been damaged by vandals this month.
Organiser of the Exmouth Dino Trail, John Thorogood, said: “I saw the image on social media and was completely disgusted by it.
“It was clearly a deliberately posed photograph of a very immature adult engaged in a sex act.”
Mr Thorogood added: “Whilst we have had some deliberate damage to the dinosaurs in past weeks, this episode brings things to an all time low as far as these important and very popular assets to our town are concerned.
“I hope the police are successful in tracing this woman and dealing robustly with it.”
Other incidents of mistreatment of the models includes a life-sized Stegosaurus having its tail removed in August.
The fibreglass sculptures trail officially launched on Sunday, August 21, and is designed to highlight the resort’s connection with the Jurassic Coast, which stretches from Orcombe Point at the end of the seafront to Portland in Dorset.