Police “welfare” visits are for intelligence gathering, sex workers claim


November 2016. Dear Editor, We write to support the concerns raised by SCOT-PEP that police “SHAW (Support, Health and Wellbeing) visits” to sex workers’ homes or places of work may be used to gather intelligence to bring prosecutions for criminal … Continue reading

Mass police raids against sex workers in the name of anti-trafficking


In December 2013, 250 police raided sex worker’s flats in Soho (central London). Over 20 flats were closed and women were handcuffed and dragged in their underwear onto the streets. The ECP and Soho Working Girls organised intensively against the … Continue reading

Soho Sex Workers Hold Biggest Ever Protest Against Brothel Raids


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MAR 2014 Monday 31ST posted by Morning Star in Britain English Collective of Prostitutes joined by artists, actors and musicians to fight ‘ham-fisted’ police action Soho sex workers held “their biggest protest to date” in London’s Piccadilly yesterday against recent raids on brothels. Musicians, actors, … Continue reading