kerb-crawling

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kerb-crawling

the offence, now no longer gender specific, of a person seeking sexual services from another from a car.
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15 YEARS AGO: Kerb-crawlers prowling Middlesbrough's vice areas were named and shamed in the run-up to Christmas after a police crackdown.
A LAW intended to crack down on kerb-crawlers has been branded a waste of time amid claims it has become impossible to enforce.
Officers flooded known problem areas, including Bearwood High Street and Sandon Road, in a bid to deter sex workers from the area and crack down on kerb-crawlers.
A LOOPHOLE in the law which prevents cops from tracking down kerb-crawlers who turn into sex beasts is to be closed by ministers.
LAWS which could see kerb-crawlers facing a criminal record and a fine of up to pounds 1,000 come into force today.
POLICE will confiscate the cars of kerb-crawlers who pester women for sex in Coventry.
The Government and councils will encourage police forces to deploy more officers to catch kerb-crawlers, and greater enforcement of penalties such as removal of driving licences from repeat offenders.
"It will take much more than a clampdown on kerb-crawlers or the use of Asbos to deal with the worst and often hidden features of man's inhumanity to women.
PEOPLE living on the fringes of Huddersfield's red-light district have demanded action to kick out the kerb-crawlers.
Female staff at Provident Finance's offices in Bradford have complained of being plagued by kerb-crawlers.
They formed Streetwatch, which arranges nightly patrols, taking down registration numbers of kerb-crawlers to pass on to police, who may then send out a warning letter.
KERB-CRAWLERS could lose their driving licences under proposed law changes.