Many of the pop-up brothels are linked to organised crime gangs, with women being trafficked from Poland prostituton Romania. The neighbourhood policing team in the town centre has now taken over dealing with the issue.
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Up to 30 "pop-up brothels" appear in Swindon each week, police have said. The women use rented properties for between one day and a few weeks before packing up and moving on. The "befriending" scheme was servicd Operation Dobbin.
Sex worker Glenice Cottrell, 46, talking in the Broadgreen area, said teenagers thought it was "easy money. Wiltshire Police have said that. Prostotution sharing image captionProstitution has been a problem in Swindon's Broadgreen area for a of years Prostitutes as young as 13 are working the streets in Swindon's town centre, the BBC has been told.
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Work in partnership "It's a two-pronged approach of support and enforcement as it always has been, just that we've brought that on to our local policing team. Det Sgt Chris Hitchcock said: "Many of these women move between addresses within the town as well as outside of it.
Feb 5, — In any one week, up to 40 sex workers were marketing their services in properties for a few days before moving on. A study last year by the Police Foundation found women in pop-up brothels were more likely to be trafficked than in standard brothels. However, Sgt McCoy said that those women who refused to seek support and counselling with servic problems would face arrest. Oct 18, — Prostitutes as young as 13 are working the streets in Swindon's town centre, the BBC has been told.
Chris Stickler, of Swindon's Community Safety Partnership, said: "Most street sex workers are working the streets to support their own or a partner's drug use. Wiltshire Police said in any one week up to 40 foreign sex workers were advertising their services in the town, the majority of whom were "transient".
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Prostitutiin has been a problem in the area for many years. Ms Cottrell told the BBC: "Come here at the weekend and you'll get year-old girls to year-old girls out here. He said the force was currently monitoring a total of between and women involved in sex work "predominantly" in Swindon.
Feb 5, — Wiltshire Police said in any one week up to 40 foreign sex workers were advertising their services in the town, the majority of whom were ". The two cannot work separately, they have to work hand in hand. Sgt Louis McCoy said: "We will be continuing the same format as prostitutioj Operation Dobbin - there are going to be no radical overhauls or changes.