Prostitution crackdown in Thorne Road

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

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

This is the second operation in as many months.

In June so far one woman was arrested for loitering and charged, one woman has been arrested relating to a prostitution offence and one man was stopped for kerb crawling.

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

As part of the increased activity in the area, two people were arrested for assault and a total of eight women have spoken to officers and been offered support by 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.”

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.