Kerb crawlers hit with hefty fines as part of crackdown

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Kerb crawlers in Birmingham have been hit with hefty fines as part of an on-going police crackdown on prostitution in the city.

Following community concerns, plain clothes and uniformed officers carried out regular operations in Ladywood.

Police say that in the last three months, more than a dozen people have admitted or been convicted of kerb crawling in Monument Road.

An education course costing £300 was referred to four men who admitted the offence. It's reported that two-thirds of the money is then invested into community projects.

Police say nine more were convicted at court and hit with fines and costs totalling more than £1,000 each. One more suspect is set to stand trial.

Sergeant Steve Lloyd-Warren, from the Ladywood neighbourhood policing team, said: