A part of Newport which is being earmarked as a deated area for prostitutes should not become like Amsterdam, an MP has warned. Gwent Police is considering plans to have a non-residential area of Pill for prostitutes.
Cardiff sex worker 'michelle' fears more attacks on sex workers
She operates from her own home and said she would be "too frightened" to work on the streets. Michelle fears deated areas could lead to more attacks on sex workers, including rape and murder.
Michelle wants sex workers to be consulted and more safety for women working the streets, with proper policing. She said: "The law is so intent in criminalising people. There are women in Cardiff who have been forced into the trade, trafficked.
That needs to be stopped. A spokeswoman for the network said most sex workers were mothers working to feed their children and called for more resources to help women who want to leave the profession or stop using drugs.
Alex Feis-Bryce, chief executive of National Ugly Escortd, a support service for sex workers when they are victims of crime, welcomed any move that Chat lines in Kokkinolongos not involve enforcement. He added: "Many sex workers want to move away from police. There's a certain lack of trust between sex workers and police.
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Plans to deate area for prostitutes in Newport. Cardiff plans to tackle street prostitution. A police spokeswoman said enforcement alone was "not an effective solution".
Cardiff sex worker 'Michelle' fears more attacks on sex workers. She said: "Having a toleration zone is one thing; having them in the right area is another.
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Michelle is part of the English Collective of Prostitutes, a network of sex workers. The plans follow a similar pilot scheme in the north of England.
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