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The charity One25 offers sex workers in Bristol help through it's mobile van. Gill Nowland, from the charity says they touch base with women and then offer them a cup of tea, something to eat and help of getting out of the trade.
A former Bristol sex worker, who we have called 'Kay' tells ITV West Country about why she got into the sex trade and how much money sex workers realistically earn.
A former Bristol sex worker, who wishes to remain anonymous, talks to ITV West Country about the realities of Bristol's sex trade.
Last year Avon & Somerset's dedicated Vice team caught 234 men kerb crawling. Of those:
- 150 were caught in Fishponds
- 113 received a conditional caution
- 70% were from Bristol, and 92% from Bristol or Bath
Officers estimate 22 women are out every night:
- 95% of the women are thought to have an addiction to class A drugs
- 80% are thought to be homeless
Police are cracking down on kerb crawling in parts of Bristol. It follows a series of complaints from residents. Prostitution has been a problem in Fishponds Road in Eastville for decades and now patrols are taking place to warn people off.
Crews are also going out regularly to clean up the area.
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Police in Bristol have released details of their impact of their operation to tackle kerb crawling in an area of the city.