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Postby admin » 09 Aug 2008, 12:45

From The BBC

A crackdown on people bringing drugs and prostitutes into a West Midlands city has begun. Police officers in Coventry are targeting the Hillfields area and are checking number plates to identify cars belonging to known drug dealers.

They are also searching for people thought to be bringing prostitutes into the area from outside the city.

A police spokesman said residents are being blighted by these people, most of whom are not from Coventry.

Pc Barney Barnes said the operation, known as Operation Tripwire, was designed to tackle people coming into Hillfields to encourage drug use and the sex trade.

"The local community are blighted by these people, most of whom come from outside the city.

"We will be targeting these people and looking to make arrests so we can send out the message that prostitution and drug dealing will not be tolerated in Hillfields," he said.

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Postby admin » 11 Aug 2008, 21:34

From The BBC

Four people were arrested as part of a weekend-long crackdown on drugs and prostitutes in Coventry.

Police said a total of 40 people were stopped as part of Operation Tripwire in the Hillfields area of the city.

Three were arrested on suspicion of drugs possession with intent to supply and another was held on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

Police said a "large amount" of crack cocaine, £7,000 in cash and six vehicles were also seized.

West Midlands Police said four vehicles were found to have no insurance, one was suspected of being involved in crime and another for being in a "dangerous condition".

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Kerb crawlers in Coventry to fund kids' seaside trip

Postby admin » 23 Jul 2010, 19:58

KERB CRAWLERS snared by police in Coventry have helped to send city youngsters to the seaside, as part of a community project. Coventry Police have donated £500 to Working Actively To Change Hillfields (WATCH) following a successful operation in the area of the city last year.

The money will go towards a trip to the seaside during the summer for children and families. The police operation, named Operation Rhinestone, took place in Hillfields last year.

It was launched to tackle prostitution in the neighbourhood, with officers speaking to kerb crawlers and sex workers about changing their ways.

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Re: Kerb crawlers in Coventry to fund kids' seaside trip

Postby Icicle » 23 Jul 2010, 20:55

"The course aimed to change the kerb crawler’s behaviour for good and stop the need for sex-workers in Hillfields."

Wouldn't it be cheaper to stick progesterone in the water supply, if your that bothered?

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Re: Kerb crawlers in Coventry to fund kids' seaside trip

Postby davidseven » 25 Jul 2010, 06:08

Icicle wrote:"The course aimed to change the kerb crawler’s behaviour for good and stop the need for sex-workers in Hillfields."

Wouldn't it be cheaper to stick progesterone in the water supply, if your that bothered?


A valid point. And wouldn't it save us blokes all a shed load of angst and trouble too.
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Re: Kerb crawlers in Coventry to fund kids' seaside trip

Postby gary » 25 Jul 2010, 09:28

Sounds a good idea to me
but would that not put all ladies out of work

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Re: Kerb crawlers in Coventry to fund kids' seaside trip

Postby Icicle » 27 Jul 2010, 10:39

Well yes it would. But at least it might work. Put it this way, I'm a vegetarian and I hated giving my dog meat. I would hold out a can of nasty, smelly dog food, and a nice vegetable, a carrot maybe. I'd try talking him into eating the Nice Carrot but it never did any good and he'd always go for the dog food. And yes, he did understand me.

I came to the conclusion that persuasion alone can only do so much against nature.

Although of course you have to wonder why so much taxpayers money is spent fighting nature. And if they have decided to spend it anyway, why aren't they doing it properly, with chemicals :)

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Re: Kerb crawlers in Coventry to fund kids' seaside trip

Postby DickD » 27 Jul 2010, 10:56

Icicle wrote:Although of course you have to wonder why so much taxpayers money is spent fighting nature. And if they have decided to spend it anyway, why aren't they doing it properly, with chemicals :)

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Police launch crackdown in Hillfields

Postby admin » 01 Sep 2010, 19:44

POLICE have launched a crackdown on prostitutes and kerb crawlers in Coventry’s red-light district. The blitz follows complaints from people in Hillfields who are sick of living with the sex trade on their doorsteps.

So far, 20 prostitutes, aged between 17 and 35, have been given cautions after being caught plying their trade. A further two have been given a second caution. Police say the clampdown – dubbed Operation Rhinestone – has been prompted by people living near the red light area.

Officers say families have complained of being propositioned and reported cars crawling the area and discarded condoms. Since the operation launch on August 20, neighbourhood officers responsible for the St Michael’s ward have been conducting uniformed and undercover patrols in Hillfields.

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prostitution charity handed £300k lotto funding

Postby triple h » 24 May 2011, 12:49

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/c ... -28752266/

Recommend A CHARITY in Coventry that helps women caught up in prostitution escape the sex trade is celebrating after being given £342,551 lottery cash.

The team behind Kairos Women Working Together (KWWT), based in the St Peters Centre, Charles Street, Hillfields, only had funding to work in the city until October.

But the huge grant means that not only will they be able to continue for three years they will also be able to expand.

The charity’s project manager Lucia Gattuso, 29, said the award was a “huge moment” for the charity, which helps women get out of prostitution and reintegrate with society.

She said: “We’re just very excited.

“In a climate where it is so hard to raise money this has blown us all away.

“It’s a lifeline to us and it’s a lifeline to the woman who count on us and use our services.

“We can expand now too. We’re looking to recruit two part-time members of staff and we’re looking to broaden our horizons to work with other vulnerable women.”

The Hillfields charity is currently working with 60 Coventry women caught up in prostitution.

They offer a wide variety of services, from evening drop in sessions and befriending to classes that help women build up their IT skills and confidence.

And while it can take years for some women to escape prostitution the charity has enjoyed some real success stories.

Lucia said: “Just recently we’ve had one woman working towards getting on an Open University course.

“She’s got a place, and that’s just one success story.

"There have been a number of women who have got married, had families, gone to university and gone on to get work.

“We had the funding to continue this work, which started in Coventry in 1999, until October.

“We didn’t know what would happen then. That’s how serious the funding situation is.

“The message we want to get out is that women caught up in this are marginalised and vulnerable.

“What they need is support, they don’t need victimisation.

“We try and remind people that these women are someone’s mother, someone’s daughter or someone’s sister. That is something that often gets forgotten.”

The Big Lottery Fund has donated nearly £3 million to charities in the West Midlands recently.

Megan Baker House, a charity that operates in Warwickshire, was also given £362,029 to provide education to people in rural areas with movement difficulties.

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Re: prostitution charity handed £300k lotto funding

Postby admin » 24 May 2011, 19:28

Whilst in principle I applaud any funding for support organisations for the sex industry, Women Working Together sets me thinking of the feminazis who want to rescue sistas
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Kerb-crawlers arrested in crackdown in Hillfields

Postby admin » 15 Feb 2013, 10:47

POLICE have poured resources into the Hillfields area of Coventry in an effort to crack down on prostitution. Since last June officers have spent almost every night in the area – arresting kerb crawlers and speaking to sex workers – as part of Operation Scarlet. It’s been made possible after Coventry Police increased the number of officers working to tackle the problem, leading to a series of arrests.

Many alleged kerb crawlers, including a 35-year-old Rugby man and a Leicester man, aged 25, have found themselves in court in the last few weeks. Some prostitutes have also been before magistrates after breaching engagement support orders which are handed out after they are given three warnings for soliciting.

Sgt John Davenport, of the St Michael’s Neighbourhood team, said the operation would continue for the foreseeable future. “With more staff we are out in Hillfields more often,” he said. “That’s why you will see more kerb crawlers and more sex workers appearing in court. In residents’ meetings complaints about prostitution are a consistent theme but many have had some really positive things to say about the increased police presence.

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Re: Kerb-crawlers arrested in crackdown in Hillfields

Postby admin » 18 Apr 2013, 21:08

POLICE crime commissioner Bob Jones says efforts to tackle prostitution in Hillfields have “significantly improved” in the last year. He was responding to concerns raised by residents at a meeting of St Michael’s Neighbourhood Forum, which he attended on Tuesday. About 50 people attended the meeting at the Yardley Street Young People’s Centre.

One resident asked Mr Jones: “How much money, if any at all, is being pumped into specialist policing to cover these areas at the weekend because there is still problems with prostitution. There should be more police officers patrolling at the weekends because when the lights go down in Hillfields the show starts. It’s no good taking action during the week and not weekends.”

Mr Jones replied: “From what I’ve been told the problem has significantly improved. There has been effective action taken against sex workers and kerb crawlers and I’ve been told it’s significantly better than 12 months ago. Police have listened to the public and Operation Scarlet was set up. Kerb crawlers have been put on the Change Course and there has been only two per cent of re-offending for those put on it. If we have reduced the problem we clearly need to take pre-emptive work.”

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Hubby caught cruising for hookers after row with his wife

Postby admin » 12 Aug 2013, 23:58

A married man was caught trying to pick up prostitutes in Coventry after he fell out with his wife. Jevgenjs Ivanovs, aged 30, was spotted driving his Fiat Stilo around Hillfields on February 9 by police working to stop prostitution in the area.

They started to get suspicious when he drove down East Street twice at about 9pm and half-an-hour later he was seen talking to a known prostitute.

Magistrates heard that after a short conversation he went down a nearby alleyway but emerged a short while later. Police watched Ivanovs and the prostitute and confirmed that he had not paid her for sex. Half-an-hour later the Latvian was spotted in the same area talking to a second prostitute.

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Re: Hubby caught cruising for hookers after row with his wife

Postby admin » 07 Oct 2013, 17:18

News must be short in Coventry, the Coventry Telegraph published a summary of the court case today

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