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Pop up brothels are flooding the UK from Swindon

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Pop up brothels are flooding Swindon with foreign prostitutes and going in days before moving on to other towns and cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle & Middlesbrough.

Wiltshire Police confirmed that every week as many of 40 new sex-workers are flooding Swindon before heading to another town or city.

Police are dealing with reports of temporary brothels in which rooms are rented for a few days and then they are gone to ensure they evade detection.

Where rooms can’t be found such as in Cumbria they are booking hotel rooms in the lakes and booking the services online.

It is believed they are part of a “transient” crime gang who are trafficking women from Poland and Romania.

Devon and Cornwall Police have already said they had discovered 14 pop-up brothels in the last six months in Newquay which is popular with stag and hen parties.

The numbers discovered are believed to be the tip of the iceberg with more expected to be found in the summer.

The business has all now got to grips with the latest technology and social media. The women no longer need to leave the rooms they are renting it’s all based on the internet now.

Cumbria Police confirmed that hotel guests in the Lake District had contacted police to inform them hotel rooms were being used as brothels offering weekend stays. Officers say these crime gangs are all linked to human trafficking along with refugees.

 

The National Police Chiefs Council said that pop up brothels is now widespread, properties are rented and then they are gone after a few days to another town or city. However, Swindon does appear to be more ‘extensive’ than anywhere else in the UK.Det Sgt Chris Hitchcock of Wiltshire Police said: “Many of these women move between addresses within the town as well as outside of it. “Of these 40, we estimate they populate 20 to 30 brothels in short-term to medium-term rental properties.” He added that officers “look to intervene and see if we can offer safeguarding, and see if organised crime is involved, as often as we can”.

Sgt Chris Hitchcock of Wiltshire Police said: “Many of these women move between addresses within the town as well as outside of it. “Of these 40, we estimate they populate 20 to 30 brothels in short-term to medium-term rental properties.” He added that officers “look to intervene and see if we can offer to safeguard, and see if organised crime is involved, as often as we can”.

A spokeswoman for the NPCC said: “We have seen an increase in the set-up of pop-up brothels across a number of force areas. While this is relatively widespread, it is still an emerging issue and does not present consistently across the country.

“The reports from Newquay have raised new challenges as it is the first time that we have been made aware of holiday lettings being used locally in this way. We will be developing more intelligence to ensure we protect those who may be victims of slavery and sex trafficking.”

Wiltshire Police has confirmed they are monitoring almost 190 women believe to be involved in sex work within the Swindon area.

Det Sgt Chris Hitchcock of Wiltshire Police said: “Many of these women move between addresses within the town as well as outside of it. “Of these 40, we estimate they populate 20 to 30 brothels in short-term to medium-term rental properties.” He added that officers “look to intervene and see if we can offer to safeguard, and see if organised crime is involved, as often as we can”.

The problem of pop-up brothels is also persistent in Middlesbrough where it is believed they are occupying the Linthorpe area, Sex workers have always been a problem within this area.

 

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Women takes wrong turn at level crossing sparking police response

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A woman has brought Metro trains to a standstill after a woman took a wrong turn at a level crossing and drove on the tracks.

How on earth she managed to do that we will never know, despite the bumpy journey and being on a train track she continued her journey, Maybe she was taking a shortcut?.

Police raced to the scene and Trains were suspended causing delays between Newcastle Airport and Regent Centre after the car was spotted on the line at Kingston Park.

Nexus Rail worker Danny Usher has told Police Hour that an 89-year-old woman got confused and took a wrong turn and made a mistake,

“The lady was 89 years old the poor women got confused and made a mistake luckily nobody was hurt and the police have taken her licence off her for her own safety”

Police have said the driver had gotten lost and took a wrong turn onto the railway and was heading towards Bank Foot station before she stopped at the platform.

Police responded to the incident at 8.30pm and helped get the woman out of the car to safety.

The track has also been checked for any damage before trains resumed at 9.15pm.

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Sunderland Doctor secretly took pictures of woman at stages of undress while seeing the DR

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A trusted doctor in Sunderland has been sentenced to 14 months in jail after secretly taking of pictures and videos of his patients.

Last month (July), Dr Thair Altaii, 55, was found guilty of three counts of voyeurism between 2008 and 2014.

The GP, of White Rocks Grove, Whitburn, was found to have more than 19,000 images of women on his laptop, some clothed and others in various stages of undress, after one of his patients raised concerns to police. A number of videos were also found on Altaii’s laptop and other equipment.

After being found guilty of all charges by a jury, Altaii was today (Tuesday, August 14)  back at Newcastle Crown Court as the judge sentenced him to 14 months’ imprisonment.

Detective Constable Lee Boys, of Northumbria Police, said: “Thair Altaii clearly abused his position of trust and caused inevitable distress to his victims, who were totally unaware of what he was doing.

“He must now deal with the consequences of his actions, having destroyed his own professional career and reputation.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank his victims for the courage, determination and dignity they have shown throughout this investigation, and for their assistance at every step of the process.

“It is their bravery and willingness to inform police of Altaii’s suspicious behaviour that has resulted in his conviction, ensuring no more of his patients can become unwilling and unknowing victims.”

Altaii was arrested in August 2014 after a patient noticed two propped up mobile phones – one on his desk and another on a shelf overlooking the examination table – during an appointment and subsequently alerted police.

His laptop, along with other equipment, was subsequently seized by officers.

The doctor, who was suspended from his role after the allegations came to light, claimed the images were captured for his own assessment and training purposes.

He initially denied recording any of his patients without consent when first spoken to by police.

But during a later interview, he accepted recording nine medical consultations without permission of the patients or making them aware.

When shown some of the images recovered from his laptop, Altaii said they may have been produced automatically after filming appointments “for training reasons”.

The doctor pleaded not guilty to all charges at court and denied any of the images or videos were taken for sexual gratification.

Any patients who have concerns are asked to call 0800 464 0386 or 0330 041 2186.

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Terror suspect not cooperating with police Assistant Commissioner says

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Met Police assistant commissioner Neil Basu is providing an update outside New Scotland Yard.

He says the suspect, who is yet to be formally identified, is “not currently cooperating” with officers.

He adds police cordons are “likely to be in place for some time” as the investigation continues.

Basu says there “wasn’t a police car in pursuit of the vehicle” prior to it crashing into a security barrier outside Parliament.

He adds: “I believe it was an ambulance on a completely unrelated call.”

Armed officers are currently dealing with an ongoing incident outside of Parliament.

A vehicle was involved in a collision and armed police quickly deployed to the scene.

The vehicle crashed into a crash barrier that is there to protect the Houses of Parliament.

Met Police have confirmed a number of people have been hurt and the male driver has been arrested

Armed police approached the vehicle after it crashed into barriers.

Police quickly cleared the area and put a cordon in place.

The nature of the incident is not yet clear.

An eye witness has told Police Hour that he saw the vehicle driving at speed hit the crash barrier, police did not approach the vehicle until specialist officers arrived.

Specialist officers armed forced the door open and then forced everyone back.

Again almost half an hour after the incident police have further extended the cordon.

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