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Postby admin » 14 Oct 2008, 19:38

Kerb-crawlers were targeted last night during a major police operation to reduce on-street demand for prostitutes in Bradford.

Dozens of vehicles were stopped in the city’s red light district by officers from Bradford South division’s vice team and the neighbourhood policing team.

Police set up Automatic Number Plate Recognition checks to monitor vehicles coming into the Sunbridge Road and Rebecca Street area.

Since January this year, police in Bradford have issued 188 Acceptable Behaviour Contracts to suspected kerb-crawlers banning them from loitering in the area bounded by City Road, St Michael Street and White Abbey Road.

Detective Inspector Mabs Hussain, from Bradford South CID, said fewer than 30 per cent of those people had returned to the red light district since, adding that the method was a success.

He said: “This operation was designed to help the men and women who have found themselves working on the streets selling their bodies.

“We are determined to demonstrate to known and new kerb-crawlers that we won’t accept what they are doing.â€

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Postby admin » 15 Oct 2008, 19:17

Police today vowed to do the same again after an operation to crack down on kerb-crawlers in Bradford’s red light district was hailed a success.

Officers, using the Automatic Number Plate Recognition system (ANPR), checked 260 vehicles entering the Sunbridge Road and Rebecca Street areas last night. Seven of the vehicles were highlighted as being linked to kerb crawling and four drivers were issued with Acceptable Behaviour Contracts, banning them from loitering in the red light area.

A further four motorists will have letters sent to their homes warning about their behaviour, while police are following up nearly 40 pieces of information about kerb crawlers, prostitutes and drug dealers. One person was arrested for taking a vehicle without consent.

The aim of the operation was also to help the working girls. Police were joined by representatives from the Drugs Intervention Programme, Together Women’s Project and the Bridge and Ripple projects to provide alternative options to the sex workers and give them the help they need.

Detective Inspector Mabs Hussain, of Bradford South Police, who led the operation, said it had proved a great success. We will continue to work in this area, tackling the problem and helping the women who turn to prostitution,â€

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Postby Demi of Sussex » 15 Oct 2008, 21:24

They are definitely clamping down.


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Kerb-crawlers held in crackdown

Postby admin » 03 Dec 2008, 11:13

From The BBC

Three people have been arrested for kerb-crawling as part of a campaign to help get prostitutes off the streets in a part of West Yorkshire.

The operation in Bradford on Monday saw officers working alongside other agencies to give advice to women on alternative options available to them.

Police said two prostitutes signed up to a programme to get help to stay off the streets.

As well as the arrests four people were given Acceptable Behaviour Contracts.

This means that they are not allowed to return to the area.

Det Insp Mabs Hussain said more operations were planned.

He said: "We will continue to work in the area tackling the problem and helping the women who turn to prostitution."

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Stole from male drivers in red light district

Postby admin » 27 Jul 2010, 20:09

A prostitute, who helped police in the murder inquiry following the deaths of three working girls in the city, stole from male drivers passing through Bradford’s red light district, a Court heard.

Katherine McConnell, 31, who made a police statement during the investigation that led to Stephen Griffiths being charged with the murders of three prostitutes, pleaded guilty to five charges of theft and asked for five other offences to be considered.

She was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court today to a 12-month Intensive Alternative to Custody order, with supervision, a specified activity programme and drug rehabilitation requirement. Prosecutor Kathryn Walsh said the offences involved McConnell, 31, of Manningham Lane, Manningham, Bradford, approaching men in vehicles around Thornton Road, making sexual advances towards them, getting in the vehicles and taking items of property, which included money and mobile phones, and then fleeing.

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Re: Stole from male drivers in red light district

Postby Icicle » 27 Jul 2010, 20:43

I'm not convinced that girl is a prostitute. She loiters, sure, she offers sex, sure - but theres no mention of the guy getting any actual sex. Then she grabs as many of his possessions as she can and does a runner :/

I'm pretty sure thats a 'wife'.

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Re: Stole from male drivers in red light district

Postby admin » 27 Jul 2010, 20:52

Perhaps the guys who didn't turn her down, had sex and were then robbed didn't come forward for fear of prosecution for kerb crawling.
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Bradford Commander warns of 'no tolerance' policy

Postby admin » 22 Dec 2010, 20:03

Forty suspected kerb crawlers have been arrested in Bradford in the last month in a continuing clampdown on prostitution in the city. Police have reiterated there is no “tolerance zone” for prostitution in Bradford after self-proclaimed Crossbow Cannibal Stephen Griffiths was jailed for the murders of three sex workers.

Bradford South Superintendent Angela Williams said: “In Bradford we do not have a tolerance zone for prostitution and our focus continues to be around reducing the harm associated with this behaviour. For many years the police in Bradford have worked closely with partner agencies and local groups to tackle the root causes of the sex trade, such as drink and drug dependency.

“The women involved are able to sign up to a wide range of specialist services to help them address these issues. Those who refuse to engage willingly with the specialist services available, are tackled by the Vice Team who utilise the laws available to their full extent to ensure their engagement. This is about tough choices and we are making a difference. Not only do we enforce the law regarding the women involved in prostitution, but also the men who solicit them. If there is no demand, there is no service. In the last month alone, our operations have seen 40 men arrested for kerb crawling offences in the city centre and we will continue to target those who purchase the services of women.”

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Actress's fury at 'kerb-crawl' letter from police

Postby admin » 06 Jan 2011, 14:57

A woman has told how she was left “stunned” when her boss was contacted by vice squad officers after her car was seen in Bradford’s red light area. Anne-Marie Carroll, 45, who is a member of the Bradford Catholic Players, was on her way to the group’s rehearsal rooms in Rebecca Street, driving alone in a company car, which was noted by officers investigating kerb crawling.

A letter was then sent by the Bradford District Vice Team to the Carroll Cleaning Company in Halifax, where she works as a sales director. Her twin brother, Nicholas, the company’s managing director, opened the letter, which said the details of the circumstances in which Miss Carroll was seen would be kept on record unless she objected, and that she should speak to officers so they could confirm she had not committed an offence.

Miss Carroll said: “I was stunned. For years and years we have always attended the rehearsal rooms at Rebecca Street without problems. The fact I’m a woman on my own, it beggars belief. My concern is with innocent people who, like me, drive company cars, a letter will go to their employers.

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Robber of Bradford prostitute is spared jail by judge

Postby admin » 24 Mar 2011, 19:28

A highly-regarded soldier serving in Northern Ireland, who slapped and robbed a Bradford prostitute after drinking and taking cocaine, has been given the chance to continue his career in the armed services by a judge. Sean Hopkins, 34, demanded his money back after paying £20 for sex with the woman and slapped her with the back of his hand when she refused, Bradford Crown Court was told yesterday.

Judge Peter Benson told Hopkins: “Sex workers are entitled to the protection of the law, just as anybody else is. They are, in fact, vulnerable individuals.” He said normally the defendant would have gone straight to custody.

But Judge Benson added: “You have been a serving soldier for a number of years and you are very highly regarded. Your conduct has been described as exemplary and you would lose that position if I passed a sentence of over 100 hours’ community service, or any sentence of custody, even if suspended. In those unusual circumstances, and I stress those unusual circumstances, it seems to me I can deal with you by an exceptional course of action.”

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Police arrest 73 men in kerb crawling crackdown

Postby admin » 17 Mar 2012, 23:08

A clampdown on kerb crawling in Bradford city centre has seen more than 70 men being arrested in the space of only six nights. The blitz by police took place during a two-month period at city centre locations targeting men who prowl the streets attempting to buy the services of prostitutes.

The police purge comes nearly two years after Stephen Griffiths, who dubbed himself the Crossbow Cannibal, was caught for the horrific murders of three women, Susan Rushworth, Suzanne Blamires and Shelley Armitage who he had picked up in Bradford’s red light area.

The 73 arrested men have either been charged to appear in court or received adult cautions. All have also been issued with Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABC), which if breached can lead to an Anti-Social Behaviour Order being imposed.

Bradford South Superintendent Angela Williams said ABCs helped to deter men from re-offending with only two per cent of men issued with them between January 2011 and last December going on to repeat offend.

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bradford kerb crawlers cars to be seized

Postby triple h » 26 Mar 2013, 12:04

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Police In Bradford To Tackle Kerb Crawlers

Officers are using anti social behaviour powers in a bid to clampdown on kerb crawlers.


It sees the use of warning notices, which if breached, result in the seizure of a vehicle.

The move forms part of the Tackling Anti Social Behaviour Together campaign.

Sergeant Tom Casey of the Bradford South Vice Team hopes the new approach will deter people from offending:

"We realised there was a potential to utilise legislation under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act which relates to the manner of an individual’s driving.

"The act of kerb crawling, for instance, often walks hand in hand with inconsiderate driving or driving without due care or attention.

"This therefore enables us to issue a warning notice, which if flouted allows us to seize the occupants vehicle.

"The benefits of this are clear, as it creates an instant hurdle for the perpetrators and removes the opportunity for them to re-offending.

"By targeting the individuals who create the demand we can begin to break down the cycle of prostitution and the anti social behaviour which comes with it.

"These powers are therefore a useful additional tool in our continued crackdown and will compliment the ongoing work with our partners across the District."

The Manningham and Toller Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) are also working to address kerb crawling through blue-tooth technology.

Officers are using equipment which enables them to send out multiple messages to mobile phones in any given area.
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Re: bradford kerb crawlers cars to be seized

Postby admin » 26 Mar 2013, 19:42

Thanks for finding that H, I've added the details to the Crimewatch section

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woman arrested in bradford prostitution crackdown

Postby triple h » 14 Apr 2013, 23:07

Police arrested a woman as part of an ongoing operation to tackle prostitution in part of Bradford.

The woman, described by police as a sex worker, was wanted on warrant.

She was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning on Green Lane, in the White Abbey area of the city.

The neighbourhood policing team for Manningham and Toller are carrying out an operation to tackle prostitution in the area, with problem areas identified as Lumb Lane, Sedgewick Close, Hanover Square and Bowland Street.

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Re: woman arrested in bradford prostitution crackdown

Postby admin » 15 Apr 2013, 08:01

Thanks for finding that H
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