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Claims more prostitutes on streets

Postby admin » 25 Oct 2008, 00:42

From The Dundee Courier

THE NUMBER of prostitutes plying their trade in Dundee’s “red light district” has increased in recent weeks, it was claimed last night. It is believed prostitution is on the rise again following a police operation in Maryfield earlier this year that appeared to slow down the problem.

One resident of Broughty Ferry Road contacted The Courier to say the area was becoming increasingly swamped with prostitutes and kerb crawlers. “I live on Broughty Ferry Road, Dundee, and I’m appalled at the issue with prostitutes plying their trade along Broughty Ferry Road and Dalkeith Road,” said the man, who asked not to be identified. Lately there has been an increase in girls soliciting their trade outside my home. My girlfriend is finding it very intimidating when coming to my house now as there are cars passing by slowly looking for the working girls.”

This year saw the staging of Operation Kerb, which focused on streets in the Maryfield police area—including Broughty Ferry Road—known to be the local “red light district”.

The police operation took advantage of legislation targeting prostitutes’ clients, and a 38-year-old man arrested in Peep O’ Day Lane became the first person in Tayside to be charged with soliciting.

Maryfield ward councillor Ken Lynn said the operation had a noticeable effect on the area’s prostitution problem. “I noticed when the new legislation came in that the number of women involved seemed to have gone down quite substantially,” he said. But I have noticed myself that the number now appears to have risen again. I have seen women standing about on street corners for long periods and other behaviour like that. On top of that I have also had various people getting in touch with me recently regarding the problem with prostitution in the area.”

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New crackdown - Dundee

Postby admin » 02 Jun 2009, 20:22

Men who pick up prostitutes on the streets of Dundee have been warned they will be a target for the city’s new Community Task Force. The team of a sergeant and six constables, which has previously been deployed in Arbroath and Blairgowrie, swung into action yesterday by raiding a city flat where drug activity was suspected.

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Police issue warning to prostitutes - Dundee

Postby admin » 21 Jul 2009, 21:54

A CRACKDOWN on prostitution and kerb crawlers is under way in Dundee, Tayside Police said yesterday. Officers from the force’s community taskforce are targeting the Stobswell and Blackscroft areas of Dundee.

Three men and four women have been reported to the procurator fiscal in Dundee since July 6, for offences relating to prostitution. Several others have also been given formal police warnings about their behaviour.

Tayside Police said Dundee has its “fair share of problems associated with prostitution”, with more than 100 prostitutes in the city. Detective Inspector Colin Gall said the traditional approach has been to use enforcement solely against the prostitutes themselves.

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Over 30 women ask for help to quit

Postby admin » 10 Jun 2010, 21:55

OVER 30 women in Dundee have sought help to escape prostitution over the last year—but experts are warning the problem has been far from eradicated.

The Vice Versa project, established last year by the Scottish Government in partnership with Dundee Community Safety Partnership, has received over 60 referrals from police concerned about sex workers.

According to staff, around half of these have taken positive steps to get off the streets and have received advice on a range of issues such as healthcare, housing and combating drug dependency. And recent figures suggest that calls to police from members of the public in problem areas, such as Stobswell, have also declined significantly.

But the project’s Kathryn Sharp insisted it takes women an average of seven years to completely end their involvement in the sex trade. She said, “We feel like we’re properly up and running now and the numbers of women coming to us is increasing steadily. The police have given us around 60 referrals over the past year but some women can be referred on more than one occasion. Others are referred but we never see them. The feedback from the service users has been very positive and they’ve also been suggesting how we can make the project better.

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Re: Over 30 women ask for help to quit

Postby Stats2000 » 10 Jun 2010, 22:15

Is this press article not missing something:

Surely saying that it has taken an average of 7 years for their survey girls to cease working ignores the fact that most of those girls would have been relieved of their demise earlier had their drugs or poverty problems been tackled somewhat earlier in this 7 year period ?
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Dundee red light district under fire

Postby admin » 20 Jul 2010, 19:28

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Re: Dundee red light district under fire

Postby Icicle » 20 Jul 2010, 19:34

"When I returned home and told my wife about what had happened she said it was actually a form of harassment."

..before she mugged him for the money herself :)

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Re: Dundee red light district under fire

Postby admin » 20 Jul 2010, 19:36

Icicle wrote:"When I returned home and told my wife about what had happened she said it was actually a form of harassment."

..before she mugged him for the money herself :)


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Re: Dundee red light district under fire

Postby honeydoguk » 20 Jul 2010, 19:51

It isn't as prevelent as it appears
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.
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Re: Dundee red light district under fire

Postby Icicle » 20 Jul 2010, 20:49

Is that the Voice of Experience :)

I'll bet that Albert Street cashpoint runs out of cash tonight what with all the free advertising! In case a horny guy can't find it theres even a photo!

The place is going to be so busy with horny guys they'll run out of prostitutes - soon there'll be letters complaining "I hung round exactly where you showed me to for five whole minutes and not one single prostitute got in my car!"

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stobwell residents anger over prostitutes

Postby triple h » 11 Aug 2010, 22:09

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cabbie faked robbery after picking up a wg

Postby triple h » 16 Oct 2010, 01:16

Driver faked robbery to cover up giving money to prostitute


Taxi driver that felt shame but wasted police time was tangled in 'web of lies'.


15 October 2010 12:35 GMT

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Driver Leitch: Said he felt sorry for prostitute. Pic: © STV

A taxi driver faked an armed robbery to prevent his wife discovering that he had given money to a prostitute, a court heard.
Douglas Leitch, 54, told police he had been robbed at knifepoint by passengers, sparking an armed police response and massive manhunt.
But it was revealed that the taxi driver had invented the story in order to explain to his wife why he was missing.
He told Dundee Sheriff Court that he had been "propositioned" by a prostitute he picked up in his cab.
After he "entertained the possibility for some time", he pulled out of the transaction, leaving the prostitute distraught and crying.
He then claims to have "felt sorry for her and gave her money anyway."
Leitch then told police a fantasy tale about being robbed of £70 at knifepoint by three male passengers that he picked up in Dundee city centre.
Tayside Police launched a widespread manhunt, dispatching armed police and dog units.
Police issued a public appeal for witnesses of the "attack" to come forward, while Leitch's employers, 203020 Dundee Private Hire Ltd offered a reward of £5000 for information leading to the arrest of the alleged attackers.
But Police became suspicious of Leitch's claims after interrogating innocent members of the public who had fitted descriptions of the taxi driver's fictional muggers.
The Court heard Leitch, of Dundee, was sentenced to 160 hours of community service after admitting wasting police time by making the false claims and so leaving members of the public liable to be suspected and accused of robbery.
His solicitor Theo Finlay described how Leitch got himself into trouble. Mr Finlay said: "He felt sorry for her and gave her money. He clearly didn't think things through.
"In the resulting confusion, he was extremely anxious because he had to account for the lost money both to his wife and to his employers, and he then came up with this story.
"The repeated lies to police were there simply to hide his guilt he felt bad because he was tempted."
The court earlier heard that a large number of police hours had been wasted by Leitch's lie and the bill which does not include the police response on the night itself amounted to £4199.50.
Sheriff Alistair Duff sentenced Leitch to 160 hours of community service. He told him: "When I first heard the details of this case, I had a suspicion something like this may have been behind it.
"But what is wicked is your decision to spin out this web of lies. It continued for day after day as the police kept returning to you with questions about your story, no doubt because of the ball that you started rolling and couldn't stop.”

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Conviction for cemetery sex overturned

Postby admin » 29 Oct 2010, 09:51

A prostitute who was found guilty of public indecency after she was caught performing a sex act in a Dundee cemetery has had her conviction overturned on appeal. The woman, named only as D.F. in a written judgment, argued she and her co-accused did not intend their activities to be observed by the public.

The case arose out of events which took place on the evening of July 11 last year, when the appellant was spotted by two police anti-vice officers in Arbroath Road. She was walking near the main entrance to the Eastern Cemetery and Necropolis and, after a conversation with a man who got off a bus, the pair entered the cemetery through the open gates.

The officers entered the graveyard separately and, after searching a number of areas, discovered the man and woman engaged in the sex act on an area of lawn adjacent to headstones. At the sheriff court, the woman pled guilty to loitering for prostitution and was found guilty after trial of committing an act of public indecency by performing a sex act.

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Re: Dundee red light district under fire

Postby admin » 22 Nov 2010, 21:02

A 12-week blitz on Dundee’s prostitution hotspots ended with 13 people being charged with offences, it has emerged.
Five of those were men, and a senior Tayside Police officer said that catching kerb crawlers is just as important to stamping out the crime as imprisoning the girls selling themselves.

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New survey to measure extent of Dundee's street prostitution

Postby admin » 17 Dec 2011, 10:12

A project to gauge the impact of prostitution in the Stobswell area of Dundee got under way this week. It will see outreach workers trying to find out more about the people who have found themselves caught up in the sex trade.

The project is called No-1 (no one) and is being run jointly by local charities Eighteen And Under and Izzy's Promise. It is targeting Stobswell as it has become a hotspot for prostitution in recent years.

Spokesman Keiran Watson said: ''We are starting the street work with consultations to try and build a clearer picture of prostitution in Dundee and those involved. We are interested in the number of people working as sex workers, whether they are male or female, what age and so on.

''There is some information out there but, depending on who you talk to, even the most basic information will vary. Once we have a clearer picture of the scale of the issue and those involved we will be able to really focus our prevention and support work to help people.''

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