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But surely as a brothel is illegal in this country then the Judge has just condoned an illegal act?

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well you can be sure that this will be right at the top of the pile of information that Niki Adams will be sending to the Lords. With the brothel closure clause in the policing and crime bill the police would have even more powers to board up premises on the merest whim. Seems the police and council could be accused of blatently lying to get their way. If the local Vicar and the local residents are all saying they've seen no crime you have to wonder where the police are getting their facts.

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Without reading the case in detail it is impossible to understand it fully, however, it would seem from the report in the Evening Standard that the prosecution alleged anti-social behaviour rather than operating a brothel.

Perhaps the term brothel is being used in the colloquial sense rather than in the legal sense.

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bet that harman,smith et al are furious about this! great stuff!

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A victory for common sense.Well done to the good people of Soho.

Maybe Harman and Smith should take a short walk down the road and talk to some real people.

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Without reading the case in detail it is impossible to understand it fully, however, it would seem from the report in the Evening Standard that the prosecution alleged anti-social behaviour rather than operating a brothel.

Perhaps the term brothel is being used in the colloquial sense rather than in the legal sense.

I was thinking the same, the case was obviously about

anti-social behaviour and drug-dealing only - but why only that?

there's also an article in the guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/feb/19/soho-brothel-reopens

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I was thinking the same, the case was obviously about

anti-social behaviour and drug-dealing only - but why only that?

there's also an article in the guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/feb/19/soho-brothel-reopens

How can one say? It would seem that if the Police had the evidence to abck a prosecution for operating a brothel or whatever the charge is, they would have done that.

ASBOs are available on much laxer evidence than criminal charges.

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