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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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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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Girl aged 5 sadly dies after being recovered from the water at Durdle Door in Dorest

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Officers investigating an incident where a girl tragically died after being recovered from the water at Durdle Door are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

At around 11.30am today, Wednesday 18 April 2018, HM Coastguard received reports of a child and a woman in distress in the water at Durdle Door in Dorset.

The woman was rescued from the water by a member of the public. A Ministry of Defence military range safety vessel, which was in the area and responded to a Mayday broadcast, recovered the girl from the water.

The five-year-old girl, from Salisbury, was taken by the RNLI Weymouth Lifeboat to Weymouth and transferred by the ambulance service to Dorset County Hospital, where she was sadly pronounced dead.

Detective Inspector Steve May, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the young girl involved at this very difficult time.

“At this time there is nothing to suggest this was anything other than a tragic accident however, with the sudden death of any child we have an obligation to carry out an investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed how the girl came to be in the water and has not already spoken to police to contact us immediately.

“There were also a number of visitors in the area at the time and I am appealing to anyone who may have filmed or photographed the incident to please get in touch as it may assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 18:127. 

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Police name Steven John Willis following targeted murder

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Cleveland Police have this morning named Steven John Willis aged 27 following what is believed to have been a targeted murder.

Steven’s body was found in the road outside of his home in Meadowcroft Road, Normanby.

Locally Steven was also known as Steven Pickering or Picko. There have been floods of tributes on social media.

It is believed Steven was subjected to a violent and targeted attack.

Cleveland Police are currently holding five men in police custody on suspicion of murder.

Police received a 999 reporting a disturbance near Skippers Lane Normanby.

Crime scene investigators are combing the area following the death. Officers responded to the incident just after 10.30pm on April 16th.

It is believed all five men are being held at separate police stations

Local residents have told Police Hour that police have not yet conducted house to house enquires but police remain at the house on the corner of Meadowcroft Road.

The crime scene within the area bas been reduced and now centres around the front garden of Meadowcroft Road and the house in which Steven lived within.

The area in which the incident happened is a very quiet area.

Cleveland Police progressed the investigation very quickly initially announcing three arrests had been made all men aged 20, 22 and 31 all being held on suspicion or murder.

Later it was announced a fourth arrest had been made of a man aged 21.

A fifth arrest of another 21-year-old man was then made late on Tuesday evening.

All five men currently remain in police custody for questioning.

Cleveland Police have not released details surrounding the incident that unfolded however two people aged 17 and 44 are being treated at James Cook Hospital they are in a non-life threatening stable condition.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Cleveland Police on 101.

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