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Taking fight to sex trade; WOLVERHAMPTON.

WOLVERHAMPTON today declared the city a no-go area for kerb crawlers in a new poster campaign designed to kill off its street sex trade.

In just two years, 65 men have been arrested for kerb crawling and 90 per cent of these have resulted in convictions.

Now a public and voluntary sector partnership hopes a hard-hitting campaign, launched today, will kill off the trade once and for all.

Prostitution Task Group chairman, Dr Adrian Phillips, Director of Public Health, said: "This city's determination to kill off the street sex trade is really beginning to pay off. Our vice team is making more arrests and the number of women operating in the trade is reducing year by year.

"All Saints and Parkfields, the areas traditionally tarnished as the city's red light district, are being transformed thanks to the multi-million pound ABCD New Deal for Communities regeneration scheme."

The posters feature a dramatic image of a kerb crawler trapped in the gutter with the headline: "Kerb-crawlers end up behind bars." The strapline reads: 'Wolverhampton hates kerb-crawling. So get out and stay out!'
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Date:Feb 21, 2006
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