“Don’t come to Handsworth, we will catch you.”
That is the police message to kerb crawlers exploiting vulnerable women selling sex on a main road through Birmingham.
But despite their trauma, men still eyeball them, negotiate prices through car windows and engage in sex on rotting flytipped sofas and in darkened street alleyways.
If this sickening ‘demand’ for prostitution on Soho Road disappeared, so would the street walkers, police stress.
In just six patrols, police caught 21 men with sex workers on the busy road, where kerb crawling has become a “neighbourhood priority”.
Officers dished out awareness courses, warnings and one even faced court for using the women for sex.
The prosecutions handed out by police are effective too, with officers claiming: “We’ve never seen the same man twice.”
A police letter to