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  • Guardian: Police accused of threatening sex workers rather than pursuing brothel thieves
    Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent Thursday 3 August 2017 10.09 BST Labour frontbencher Keir Starmer concerned about priorities of Met police after spate of robberies of premises used for sex work in London Keir Starmer has sent a letter to Scotland … Continue reading → The post Guardian: Police accused of threatening sex workers rather than […]
  • Guardian: If 70-year-old cleaners are convicted of running brothels, the law isn’t working
    Frankie Mullin Wednesday 2 August 2017 ​The prosecution of Christy Norman, a minimum-wage brothel cleaner who attempted to save a man’s life, has left Britain’s sex workers reeling ​   ‘In the UK, while selling sex is legal, most of … Continue reading → The post Guardian: If 70-year-old cleaners are convicted of running brothels, […]
  • BBC: Lifesaving bid woman guilty of Bournemouth brothel charge
    A woman who tried to save a man’s life at a brothel has been found guilty of helping to run the establishment. Christy Norman, 70, from Poole, Dorset, told a court she dialled 999 and performed CPR while everyone else … Continue reading → The post BBC: Lifesaving bid woman guilty of Bournemouth brothel charge […]
  • i News: Elderly cleaner who tried to save a man’s life convicted of brothel-keeping
    The “vulnerable” pensioner insists she has nothing to do with the running of the massage parlour where she worked as a cleaner. Rachel Roberts Wednesday July 26th 2017 The conviction of an elderly cleaner for brothel-keeping after she tried to … Continue reading → The post i News: Elderly cleaner who tried to save a […]
  • Statement: Guilty of trying to save a life
    Ms Norman, the 70-year-old woman who was arrested because she stayed to try to save the life of a man who had collapsed in the brothel where she was working as a cleaner, was today found guilty of assisting in the … Continue reading → The post Statement: Guilty of trying to save a life appeared […]
  • i News: 70-year-old cleaner tried to save a man’s life – arrested for ‘brothel-keeping’
    By Katie Grant Thursday 13 July 2017 An elderly cleaner is facing trial for brothel-keeping after rushing to the aid of a man who collapsed at the massage parlour where she worked and attempting to save his life. The “vulnerable” … Continue reading → The post i News: 70-year-old cleaner tried to save a man’s […]
  • Press Release: Hundreds of Sex Workers Criminalised
    Monday 10 July 2017 Click HERE for Press Release Follow The post Press Release: Hundreds of Sex Workers Criminalised appeared first on English Collective of Prostitutes.
  • Action Alert: Seventy year old woman facing trial for brothel keeping.
    UPDATE 25.07.17: GUILTY OF TRYING TO SAVE A LIFE. Ms Norman was found guilty today of assisting in the management of a brothel. She was given a conditional discharge and has to pay towards court costs.  A criminal record wrecks … Continue reading → The post Action Alert: Seventy year old woman facing trial for […]
  • Bulletin: Raids, Arrests and Prosecutions – January-April 2017
    This bulletin is compiled by the English Collective of Prostitutes from information from our network around the UK and from press reports. It shows that the police continue to take action against sex workers on the streets and working together … Continue reading → The post Bulletin: Raids, Arrests and Prosecutions – January-April 2017 appeared […]
  • Vice: Hull’s ‘Prostitution Free’ Zone Isn’t Going to Stop the Local Sex Trade
    The residents, sex workers and activists I spoke to told me it’s only going to force everything into a new area. “Sam”, a sex worker on Hull’s Hessle Road ​ Last week, Hull City Council ​won a landmark ruling to create Britain’s … Continue reading → The post Vice: Hull’s ‘Prostitution Free’ Zone Isn’t Going to Stop […]

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