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Policing and Crime Act 2009 Section :-

19 Soliciting: England and Wales

Before section 52 of Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42) (but after the italic heading, which becomes "Prostitution") insert

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Thanks for the info

I was led to believe that they were revising the offence as previously you had to be causing persistence nuisance now they claim they can do you if you drive round just once that's the bit I am looking for.

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I was led to believe that they were revising the offence as previously you had to be causing persistence nuisance now they claim they can do you if you drive round just once that’s the bit I am looking for.

And that is exactly what the new legislation (as posted above) seeks to do, there is no mention of "persistent" in the new legislation, the explanatory notes in Section 19 (Soliciting: England and Wales) of The Policing and Crime Act 2009 states :-

This section creates a new single offence of soliciting. The section inserts a new section in to the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which replaces both sections 1 and 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 1985. These two sections currently cover the offences of kerb-crawling in a street or public place (section 1) and persistent soliciting in a street or public place (section 2) for the purposes of prostitution. Both activities require an element of persistency in relation to the person kerb-crawling or soliciting in order for an offence to have been committed or, in the case of kerb-crawling, for the soliciting to be shown to be likely to cause nuisance or annoyance to the person solicited or nuisance to others in the neighbourhood.

Subsection (1) of the new section states that it is an offence for a person in a street or public place to solicit another person for the purpose of obtaining the person’s sexual services as a prostitute. Subsection (2) makes it clear that a person in a street or public place includes a person in a vehicle in a street or public place. The new section removes the need for persistency making kerb-crawling or soliciting punishable on the first occasion. In the case of kerb-crawling it also removes any requirement for the soliciting to be shown to cause nuisance or annoyance to others. Subsection (3) provides that the maximum penalty for this offence will be a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale, currently £1000.

BTW if you look at the Repeals & Revocations Section of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 you will see that the Sexual Offences Act 1985 hs been repealed in total.

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