Sunday 4 October 2009 2.14pm
Surely police time could be better spent.
Believe it or not...
At a ward panel meeting the problem of adverts for prostitutes was voted as 'a priority'. The police patrolled the area and removed all the cards but amazingly they soon reappeared, 'but never when we were about'. So the police set up a plain clothes undercover operation.
Chaucer Team Autumn/Winter 2009 leaflet through the lettebox today.
We work towards priorities set by you, the public.
You said,"We're fed up with prostitution being advertised in the phone boxes"
Many of you rang in complaining of adverts appearing in phone boxes in an around Borough High Street
. The team worked in plain clothes and observed the phone boxes from a number of locations. After much anticipation and patience we caught someone carding them. This person was arrested and cautioned.
A few weeks later we set up another operation and another person was caught doing the same and also arrested. Having previously being cautioned this person was taken to court and received a prison sentence.
Well it's nice to know the police are responding to the NUMBER1 complaint from the public