Prostitution crackdown

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Police are launching another crackdown on prostitution after receiving reports from concerned residents in the Thorne Road area.

The operation will be the second in as many months as the issue continues to cause problems.

As a result of reports, officers from the Intake and Wheatley Safer Neighbourhood Team have been carrying out high visibility patrols.

So far this month one man was stopped for kerb crawling, one woman has been arrested for loitering and has been charged, and one woman has been arrested relating to a prostitution offence.

One warrant was also executed at an address linked to prostitution and drugs offences, which resulted in a man and a woman being arrested. The two are on police bail.

Two people were also arrested for assault and a total of eight women have been spoken to by officers and been offered the support of women’s services.

Inspector Carl Lindlay said: “We are continuing to tackle the issue of prostitution offences as a priority.

“We are committed to increased patrols and will continue to work with a number of support agencies to offer support to women involved in this type of crime.”

Throughout May, as part of the same operation, two women were given cautions for loitering in the area, two arrests were made relating to prostitution, and two stop-and-searches were conducted in which two cautions were given to two men for kerb crawling.

Six women were also spoken to by officers and offered support and guidance from women’s services, and one woman was arrested for breaching bail conditions in relation to prostitution.

Over the last two months officers have been patrolling the Thorne Road area on a regular basis, supported by Neighbourhood Response Team officers, special constables and CCTV operators.