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Kerb Crawling

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Hi guys and girls, if someone can shed some light on the above topic.

What exactly is classed as kerb crawling? Is it driving around a red light area or actually pulling over to talk to a prostitute?

Here is a scenario, a guy drives up to a prostitute talks to her for a few minutes then drives off. Is that breaking the law??

Or another scenario a guy comes out of the train station sees a woman standing on the street corner finds her attractive. Starts to chat her up she offers business but guy refuses but carries on chatting with her and flirting. Then he moves on and goes on his way.

Can anyone actually get arrested for the above??

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Driving round, because you can be stopped by the police still. Not sure on the legalities as most forces make their own rules! The girls are on smack and crack nowdays anyway, you're better off going to a parlour or seeing an independent.

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Below is what is on the sex laws info page on TOP

Kerb Crawling

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Section 19 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 introduces section 51A into the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and creates a new offence for a person in a street or public place to solicit another for the purpose of obtaining a sexual service as a prostitute. The reference to a person in a street or public place includes a person in a motor vehicle in a street or public place.

This replaces the offences of kerb crawling and persistent soliciting under sections 1 and 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 1985 with effect from 1 April 2010.

A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale (£1000).

The effect of this amendment is to remove the requirement to prove persistence. This will enable the charge and prosecution of an offender on the first occasion they are found to be soliciting without the need to prove persistent behaviour, or that the behaviour is likely to cause annoyance or nuisance to others.

Sometimes an approach may be adopted between the police and the Crown Prosecution Service designed to respond to local circumstances and the local prevalence of kerb crawling. For example, high visibility policing in red light areas, with posters advertising that kerb crawlers will be prosecuted and disqualified and with signs in these areas detailing how many kerb crawlers have been arrested and prosecuted. Some police forces carry out regular surveillance operations in known red light areas, with a zero tolerance strategy adopted. All those arrested are bailed to the same court date, dealt with by the same bench and the local press are encouraged to report it.On conviction in appropriate cases, the prosecution may draw the court's attention to any relevant statutory provisions relating to ancillary orders for kerb crawling such as their powers to disqualify from driving under section 146 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 or to deprive an offender of property, used to commit or facilitate the offence under Section 143 Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000. In extreme cases, this could lead to the confiscation of a serial offender’s motor car.

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Do not go anywhere near street walkers, driving or walking unless you want to end up on the sex offenders list and have your car taken away from you, that's why the subject is banned on Punternet. all the beats have covert CCTV, know someone who installs it.

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