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Birmingham police 'winning war'

Postby admin » 04 Feb 2009, 20:43

From The Birmingham Mail

POLICE claim to be winning the war against kerb crawlers and prostitutes after a dozen were arrested in a crackdown. Officers launched the blitz in Edgbaston and Ladywood hoping that the shame of being nabbed cruising the streets would be enough to drive the problem away from the area.

More than half of those arrested in the no-nonsense police operation – codenamed Composure – were held in the first weekend. Arrests and cautions for both groups have since slumped around the city end of Hagley Road and police chiefs said the number of sightings have shown a significant drop as word of the campaign spread.

One man is now facing prosecution for persistently soliciting a woman from his car in All Saints Street, Hockley. A sex worker arrested in Reservoir Road, Ladywood, was charged and remanded in custody after three street cautions.

Officers said they were also working with health and voluntary agencies to offer help and support to sex workers wanting an escape route from their lifestyle.

Supt Simon Hyde, from Rose Road police, said: “This operation aims to protect communities and individuals from the harm caused by prostitution, which can include exploitation, crime and drug abuse. The strong enforcement element of the operation targeting kerb crawlers and the people exploiting the sex workers has the full weight of the criminal justice system behind it. It is very important that the excellent work we have been doing in the last two weeks with partner agencies continues to offer a way out for those engaged in prostitution.â€

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Birmingham - 4 men face prosecution for kerb crawling

Postby admin » 07 Apr 2009, 20:05

More than 20 men were arrested in a three-month crackdown in Ladywood, Edgbaston and Hockley. Four are now being prosecuted. Meanwhile, officers have also compiled 31 reports on vehicles suspected of being used for kerb crawling and letters have now been sent to the registered owners warning them that they have been spotted. At the same time, police referred 40 sex workers to a women’s health support agency in the city offering them an escape from the lifestyle.

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Police crack down on kerb crawlers in Birmingham

Postby admin » 19 Jun 2013, 23:11

West Midlands Police have launched an operation to crack down on kerb crawlers in Birmingham. Forces from Edgbaston and Ladywood have joined together to tackle the problem in the so-called 'Hagley Road corridor'.

Once questioned by police, kerb crawlers will be encouraged to go to a rehabilitation scheme to get them to realise that their behaviour is abusive. The hard hitting course costs each offender £250, with part of that fee going to community groups in the areas affected.

Under the new scheme, those cautioned three times will be taken to court. where engagement support orders will be considered. The orders ensure the sex workers liaise with police, health, education and other groups in an attempt to turn their lives around. If they turn down the offer of support then criminal anti-social behaviour orders (CRASBOs') will be considered, banning the sex worker from the area.

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Re: Police crack down on kerb crawlers in Birmingham

Postby coventrypunter » 20 Jun 2013, 20:29

That'll be Sandon Road then...
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Re: Police crack down on kerb crawlers in Birmingham

Postby coventrypunter » 20 Jun 2013, 20:31

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How can you get done for kerb crawling in a parlour?
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Re: Police crack down on kerb crawlers in Birmingham

Postby admin » 20 Jun 2013, 22:42

Thanks for the link Kinky
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Re: Birmingham police 'winning war'

Postby admin » 18 Mar 2017, 21:08

Police have launched a new crackdown on kerb crawlers in Birmingham after concerns were raised by residents. An operation was carried out by the Ladywood neighbourhood team on Tuesday and Wednesday in response to community concerns over prostitution.

Ten men suspected of kerb crawling were stopped by officers and given notices to attend police interviews. The men could face court or be asked to go on an “education” course costing £300.

Sergeant Steve Lloyd-Warren from the Ladywood neighbourhood policing team , said: “We can pursue court action or refer offenders to an education course which costs them £300 – two-thirds of the cash is then ploughed into a fund to improve security in neighbourhoods.

“Just two per cent of those who attend the course are found to have re-offended.

“Women who are found soliciting are referred to a project offering sexual health and educational advice around the risks of being a sex worker. However, if they are caught on the street three times they can be taken to court.

“We will continue to work with partners with a view to make it unattractive and risky for kerb crawlers to use the area. It is not just anti-social behaviour; street workers can expose themselves to health risks and even violence.

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Re: Birmingham police 'winning war'

Postby admin » 05 Aug 2017, 17:18

Kerb crawlers have been hit with hefty fines totalling more than £1000 each as part of an on-going West Midlands Police crackdown on prostitution in Birmingham. More than a dozen people have admitted or been convicted of kerb crawling in just one road alone in the last three months. Plain clothes and uniformed officers carried out regular operations to snare the offenders in Ladywood’s Monument Road.

Four men admitted the offence and were referred to an education course costing £300 - of which two-thirds of the cash is invested in community projects. Nine more were convicted at court and hit with fines and costs totalling more than £1,000 each. One more suspect is set to stand trial for kerb crawling offences.

Sergeant Steve Lloyd-Warren, from the Ladywood neighbourhood policing team, said: “We fully understand residents do not want this type of behaviour on their doorstep and we are committed to tackling this issue in a hotspot area.

“We carry out regular operations to catch kerb crawlers - the majority of which we have found to be aged in their mid-20s to 30s. We can pursue court action against offenders or refer them to an education course; just two per cent of those who attend the course go on to re-offend.

“Sex workers are risking their own health and safety on the streets and we also work to steer them away from such behaviour. Those found soliciting are referred to a project offering sexual health and educational advice around the risks of being a sex worker. But if they are repeatedly found plying for business on the street they can be taken to court as a last resort.”

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