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Postby admin » 28 Dec 2007, 17:09

Street prostitution has been virtually eradicated from a town where five women were killed a year ago, a charity says. A prostitution strategy was started in Ipswich, Suffolk, in March after the bodies of five sex workers were found in December 2006.

Kerb crawlers have been targeted by police while support has been given to women to help them beat drug addiction.

Drugs charity the Iceni Project said there were now just "three or four" girls on working the streets.

Project spokesman Brian Tobin said he could now see an end to Ipswich's sex trade.

The bodies of Tania Nicol, 19, Gemma Adams, 25, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24, and Annette Nicholls, 29, who had all worked on the town's streets, were found in remote locations around the town.

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Postby Stats2000 » 28 Dec 2007, 22:54

If street girls have been "eradicated", doesn't that leave the original demand still there but now with no supply.

Were that demand to represent frustrated guys perhaps without the dosh to either travel, hire hotels or engage escorts, does this not create a new danger ?
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Postby admin » 28 Dec 2007, 23:06

I doubt if the trade has stopped altogether.

Maybe the punters are traveling (Colchester is only 17 miles) or using parlours or indies.

It could be that the punters were not locals, but traveling to Ipswich because of low prices there on the streets.

Whilst I am not a supporter of the 'kerb crawler' policy, I can only applaud the Iceni Project for their work in tackling the problems in this area.
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Postby Stats2000 » 28 Dec 2007, 23:13

Maybe this adds further support to the argument for licensed parlours ?

Ironically, would it not then conflict with the Government's latest idea to ban parlours from advertising ?
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Postby admin » 28 Dec 2007, 23:34

I think the government are suffering from not having a complete policy on paid sex.

Earlier this year, we were told they were considering allowing more than one girl to work at an establishment, now the pendulum is swinging the other way.

The clamp down on trafficking (which I'm sure everybody agrees with) seems to be clouding their views and firing up knee-jerk reactions.

Trafficking girls into prostitution is abhorrent, but they are trafficked into other industries as well. Remember the cockle pickers that drowned a couple of years ago, they were virtual slaves.

Although the issues of trafficking and paid sex do overlap at times, I think the government needs to separate the two in their considerations and deal with each separately.

The much quoted 'Swedish Model' is often cited as being a success. However there is mounting evidence that this has driven the industry underground with all the dangers that entails
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Postby Stats2000 » 28 Dec 2007, 23:51

Exactly, Mr Admin !

Why the national outcry to ban c--- suckers but not the equally expolited cockle-pickers and the like ?

And a spin through the summer countryside, even in the South-east, will witness an even greater number of obvious people-trafficking slaves engaged for long hours in picking vegetables, to be proudly labelled "hand picked local produce" by upmarket local shops.

Any such support against their exploitation ?
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Postby admin » 28 Dec 2007, 23:57

Presumably the land-owners hold more clout than those in the sex industry!
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Postby Preacher » 29 Dec 2007, 00:09

admin wrote:The much quoted 'Swedish Model' is often cited as being a success. However there is mounting evidence that this has driven the industry underground with all the dangers that entails


Yes. A spokeswoman for Swedish prostitutes commented that "the good punters have disappeared but the bad punters are still there". Since the ban the girls don't have as much choice as to whom they go with, but they still need to work. Also, although the number of street prostitutes has dropped greatly, the girls now are left with no option but to work in run down areas that are less than safe and less visible than before, in order to try to attract punters. And, as you'd expect, a lot of girls have merely gone onto the internet/mobile phone scene instead of working the streets/brothels.

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Postby rocket » 30 Dec 2007, 01:06

admin wrote:Presumably the land-owners hold more clout than those in the sex industry!


Judging from all the subsidies they get, they must have.
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First sex worker convicted in new drive

Postby admin » 11 Mar 2008, 20:20

A SEX worker who became the first to be arrested after police lifted their amnesty on Ipswich prostitutes today claimed to have been left out in the cold by support workers.

Louise Heath was fined by magistrates at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court after she admitted an offence of soliciting in a public place.

The 29-year-old, of Samuel Court, Ipswich, was arrested on February 28 after officers patrolling the area around Handford Road in Ipswich saw her approach a car to offer the male driver sex in return for money.

Her arrest marked a hardening in Suffolk police's tactics against what it calls a “hard-coreâ€

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Prostitution strategy review due

Postby admin » 04 Apr 2008, 18:37

From The Evening Star

RESEARCHERS are preparing to give Ipswich its first independent review on how successful its controversial prostitution strategy has been. Specialists from the University of East Anglia have spent months studying the impacts of the town's five year Street Prostitution Strategy and they will present their findings to the agencies involved in the summer.

Today the three-strong team from UEA's school of Allied Health Professionals revealed they had found a strong determination from people in Ipswich to solve the town's street prostitution problem. Dr Fiona Poland, a sociologist and the lead researcher on the project, said: “What we're trying to do is pull in different data. We're doing some in-depth interviews with the people who have been offered the support packages. “Our report is going to say something about what sort of measures have been put in place and how well the processes appear to be working.â€

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Postby admin » 17 Apr 2008, 19:58

A follow up in The Evening Star

A PROSTITUTE who has become the first to be given an Asbo under a new police crackdown today claimed the agencies charged with helping street workers have failed her. Ipswich sex worker Louise Heath has been ordered not to sell sex on the streets of Ipswich again after being given the criminal anti-social behaviour order (Crasbo) by magistrates.

The order imposed by South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court also bans the 29-year-old heroin addict from being alone in a car with a man. Heath responded to the order angrily, saying she had been arrested for soliciting in the past and this was the authorities' way of dealing with her.

She said: “When Steve Wright was waiting for trial they (the police) didn't care if you worked but as soon as he was found guilty and sentenced they wanted to nick everyone.â€

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Ipswich Today

Postby admin » 11 Jun 2008, 22:00

An anti-vice strategy in the red-light area where the serial killer Steve Wright picked up five prostitutes before murdering them has proved a success, police said.

Officers have not seen a single prostitute for nearly two months in Ipswich, Suffolk, and the last arrest for kerb crawling was 74 days ago.

It is the first time for decades that the vice trade has stopped in Ipswich.

The five-year strategy to eradicate street prostitution was launched in March last year after the arrest of Wright, 50, who is serving a life sentence. Police began by targeting kerb crawlers and arrested 137 men, but gave most of them cautions in return for staying away from the area. Prostitutes were offered medical help and treatment for drug habits.

Superintendent Alan Caton, operations manager for Ipswich police, said: “This is the most successful strategy I can ever remember. It’s not to say it couldn’t revert back again as we are aware that prostitution is fuelled by drug addiction, which is incredibly difficult to overcome.'

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Postby admin » 12 Jun 2008, 18:53

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Postby LPP » 12 Jun 2008, 18:55

Good news there admin.

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