Pensioner shocked as naked couple burst into wrong flat and have sex in front of her

Pensioner shocked as naked couple burst into wrong flat and have sex in front of her
The pensioner had lived in the same tenement block in Edinburgh for 77 years (Photo: Shutterstock)

by Ian Swanson

An 80 year old woman was shocked when a naked couple ran into her flat and started having sex in the living room before realising they had got the wrong door.

The couple fled after they were alerted to their mistake by another naked man who ran in after them.

The incident took place in an Edinburgh tenement.

‘You’re in the wrong flat’

Local Green MSP Andy Wightman recounted the incident as an example of the problems Edinburgh residents faced when a growing number of flats in their stair are used for short-term lets.

He told a seminar at Edinburgh University Business School, “In one tenement in the high street where there are 12 flats, there’s only three residents left, there are three or four student flats and the rest are commercial short-term lets. In one of the residential flats is an elderly lady in her 80s. She moved to the tenement when she was three and has lived there ever since.

“As was the custom in common stairs, she kept her door onto the stair unlocked – obviously the stair door to the street was locked.

“One evening her door burst open and a naked woman ran into her flat pursued by a naked man and they proceeded to have sex in front of her in the living room and then another naked man ran in shouting ‘You’re in the wrong flat’ and they fled. That caused her a bit of consternation.”

A 35% rise in Airbnb properties

Mr Wightman told the seminar that the number of whole properties in the city for let on Airbnb had increased from 5366 to over 7400 in a year – a rise of 35 per cent.

But he said there was a lack of information about the extent of commercial short-term lets in the city.

Wightman has led the campaign for regulation of Airbnb and similar online accommodation platforms, and said the Greens were soon to launch a pilot scheme asking residents to help record the number and location of short-term commercial lets across the city.

A version of this article originally appeared on our sister site, Edinburgh Evening News