Prostitution research to assess law change call – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news, prostitution, select committees by sally

‘Research into the “scale and changing nature of prostitution” is to take place before calls to amend laws are considered, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2016

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Ipswich murders: Suffolk Police arrest no kerb crawlers in six years – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2016 in murder, news, prostitution by sally

‘No arrests for kerb crawling have been made in the past six years in a town where five sex workers were murdered, police figures show.’

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BBC News, 5th November 2016

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Ipswich sex worker murders, 10 years on – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2016 in murder, news, prostitution by sally

‘Ten years ago, five women died after being snatched off the streets of Ipswich and murdered.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2016

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Pair jailed over £8m Birmingham Libra Club brothel – BBC News

‘A father and son who ran a brothel which made an estimated turnover of £8m have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2016

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The Ipswich murders, 10 years on: ‘We owed it to the women that nothing like it would happen again’ – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2016 in murder, news, prostitution, recidivists, women by sally

‘A decade since London Road was made notorious by the death of five sex workers, its residents have transformed the community and seen their story on stage and screen. But now, they fear government cuts will undo all the work.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2016

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Chris Halliwell found guilty of Becky Godden murder – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2016 in murder, news, police, prostitution, recidivists by tracey

‘Police said there was a “distinct possibility” that a taxi driver twice convicted of murdering young women could be responsible for other unsolved killings. Christopher Halliwell, 52, laughed as a guilty verdict was returned at Bristol crown court on Monday and smiled at relatives of Becky Godden, who went missing aged 20 in 2003 when she was a sex worker in Swindon.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2016

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Keith Vaz to be investigated by Commons sleaze watchdogs after male escort scandal – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 16th, 2016 in conflict of interest, homosexuality, news, parliament, prostitution, select committees by tracey

‘An investigation into disgraced Labour MP Keith Vaz has been launched by Commons sleaze watchdogs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2016

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What does the Sunday Mirror allege Keith Vaz did – and is it illegal? – The Guardian

‘Is it against the law to buy sex or to offer to pay for cocaine? And are poppers legal?’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2016

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Franca Asemota sentenced to 22 years for trafficking women and girls from Nigeria – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A trafficker threatened to use “juju magic” against the women and children she helped to bring into Europe for forced prostitution has been sentenced to 22 years imprisonment today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th August 2016

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A radical moment for Britain’s sex workers – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2016 in crime, news, parliament, prostitution, select committees by sally

‘The Commons inquiry into prostitution has recommended legalising brothels and soliciting as quickly as possible. So, what happens now?’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2016

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Man found guilty of murdering sex worker in Leeds – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2016 in immigration, murder, news, prostitution, robbery by sally

‘A 24-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering a sex worker in Leeds before spending the money he stole from her on takeaways, drugs and cigarettes.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2016

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Sex work must be decriminalised, government report warns – The Independent

Posted July 1st, 2016 in prostitution, reports, select committees by tracey

‘The Home Affairs select committee has suggested it is the best way to promote sex workers’ safety.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2016

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Romanian sex workers challenge UK immigration policy – The Guardian

Posted May 3rd, 2016 in deportation, immigration, news, prostitution, self-employment by tracey

‘A policy aimed at deporting “high-harm” EU-national criminals and those not entitled to remain in Britain is to be challenged by Romanian sex workers who maintain they are self-employed.’

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The Guardian, 1st May 2016

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Woman jailed after sexually assaulting taxi driver – The Independent

Posted April 13th, 2016 in assault, criminal damage, news, prostitution, sentencing, sexual offences, taxis by sally

‘A woman has been jailed after she sexually assaulted a male taxi driver in an attempt to avoid paying £26.50 for the journey.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2016

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The city that allows women to sell sex – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2016 in litter, news, police, prostitution by sally

‘A suburb in Leeds is the first place in the UK where it is permitted for women to sell sex between specified hours. The “managed approach” was introduced to try to control the trade.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2016

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Manchester sex workers’ rights case collapses after five years – The Guardian

‘A court case that would have tested the right of sex workers to offer services together in brothels to protect themselves has collapsed after a police officer refused to give evidence.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2016

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Police officer sacked for having sex with prostitutes on duty – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct, prostitution by tracey

‘A police officer has been sacked for meeting prostitutes for sex in hotels while on duty, but his identity has been kept secret.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2016

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Sex tourists who pay for prostitutes abroad ‘should face prosecution in UK’ – The Independent

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in foreign jurisdictions, news, prostitution, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘British men who use prostitutes while abroad on stag parties should be prosecuted in the UK under new laws that make paying for sex illegal, according to a report backed by a senior MP.’

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The Independent, 21st February 2016

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Sex workers should be treated as potential victims rather than criminals, police chiefs say – The Independent

Posted February 9th, 2016 in news, police, prostitution, victims by sally

‘Sex workers should be treated as potential victims rather than criminals and the raiding of brothels should stop, according to proposals drawn up by senior officers.’

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The Independent, 8th February 2016

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Dominatrix who ‘outed’ client to his employers is convicted of stalking – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 15th, 2016 in harassment, news, prostitution, restraining orders by sally

‘Escort given restraining order preventing her from contacting supercar sales executive after sending details to bosses of his ‘submissive sexual lifestyle’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2016

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