No, I'm pretty sure it's the UK law...
@warlockuk If this was America, yeah. As someone already said. Consent here is 16. Don't confuse us with those rebellious colonials.
I take it back. You're right. Wiki just said;
The age of consent in England and Wales is 16 regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender, as specified by the Sexual Offences Act 2003. However, if person A is over the age of 18 and is in a position of trust to person B who is under the age of 18, it is illegal for A to engage in sexual activity with B.