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Humberside Police say their campaign to target kerb crawling in one red light district in our region has been a major success, leading to a fall in the activity and the prostitutes who work on the streets there.
The police say they've reduced the number of street workers in the Hessle Road area of Hull by introducing undercover and uniformed patrols.
They say the scheme is working, with the number of complaints from residents falling. But support agencies say more must be done to help the women working there so that they don't simply move elsewhere. James Webster went out on patrol last night.
Humberside Police are wanting to crack down on the number of kerb crawlers travelling to parts of Hull and looking for prostitutes.
They spent six hours patrolling the streets last night after residents complained about sex workers in the area.
Sergeant Jim Clough started this operation a few weeks ago and says he's already seen a difference.
A Humberside Police task force has started spending hours on a night patrolling the streets of Hull in a bid to crack down on kerb crawlers.
Officers spent six hours driving around residential streets in the city last night, where there have been complaints about prostitution.
Operation Cadmium targets men who travel into the area to meet women.
Residents claim they have to deal with kerb crawlers in the area most nights.
PC Rob Hague, who was out on patrol last night, says prostitution is a sensitive issue for the force to try and deal with.
Humberside Police have been out cracking down on kerb crawlers in Hull.
Officers spent six hours on patrol last night around residential streets where there have been complaints about women working there on a night. They're targeting the men who travel there to meet them.