Police tackle prostitution in Chalvey

Published: 11 Mar 2009 13:302 comments

POLICE officers have taken action to tackle street prostitution and the associated anti-social behaviour.

Three police officers and five PCSOs from the Slough South neighbourhood policing team took part in a proactive operation to target street prostitution in the Chalvey area on the night of Friday, February 27.

They issued street warnings to four prostitutes and gathered intelligence on vehicles in the vicinity. One man was arrested and cautioned for soliciting a woman, and four people were sent letters warning them about their behaviour. By 1am there were no prostitutes on the streets of Chalvey.

Insp Ken Paterson, neighbourhood inspector for Slough South, said: "Because of sustained action by the neighbourhood policing team there are now fewer women on the streets in Chalvey. Street prostitution is one of the issues identified as a priority by the Chalvey neighbourhood action group. We will continue to monitor the situation and use enforcement powers as necessary to deal with the problem."

Chalvey Cllr Mohammed Basharat said he was pleased with the results. He said: "I'm very pleased with the situation and the way the police are handling that. There are going to be more of those kind of operations happening. We want to get rid of this problem in Chalvey and now that the weather is getting better this is going to be on the increase.

"I'm very glad that the police did this, it is a great achievement. They always keep us informed and I am hoping for another few of these to happen. We are also looking towards getting the neighbourhood involved, the people who actually live on the streets, involved in the next operation. We want the neighbourhood to be feeling safe when they are out on the streets."

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